Donald Trump Will Not Take a Presidential Salary or “Big” Vacations–58fh,b58
In an interview broadcast yesterday, President Donald Trump reiterated his aversion to vacations and his promise not to take a presidential salary. “There’s just so much to be done,” Trump said in a 60 Minutes interview. “So I don’t think we’ll be very big on vacations, no.”
Regarding the traditional $400,000-a-year presidential pay, Trump said: “No, I’m not going to take the salary. I’m not taking it.” Original 8/30/16: Donald Trump might be the proud owner of Mar-a-Lago, the 128-room “great estate of Palm Beach,” but the presidential nominee is not a fan of taking time off to relax and unwind. “Don’t take vacations. What’s the point? If you’re not enjoying your work, you’re in the wrong job.” — Think Like A Billionaire
When asked by the Boston Globe when the mogul last took a vacation, his spokeswoman Hope Hicks responded simply: “Mr. Trump prefers to work.” A vacation “would bore and perhaps scare him,”Abe Wallach, a former longtime Trump Organization executive, told the newspaper. “He needs constant activity and gratification.”
Wallach said that he would speak to Trump on a daily basis, sometimes twice a day, when he took his own vacation time. Another former employee, Barbara Res, said that during the first four years she worked for the Trump Organization, she took only said she took only two vacations. During one of them, a trip to Arizona, Trump asked, “How long are you going to be there? When are you coming back?”
“Don’t take vacations. What’s the point? If you’re not enjoying your work, you’re in the wrong job.”-Donald Trump
The nominee has been critical of Barack Obama for his biannual vacations: “He takes more vacations than any human being I’ve ever seen,” he said on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News show in 2011. “It sends a bad message. Here we have a country that really is going to hell in a handbasket … and we have a president that’s constantly, whether it’s Martha’s Vineyard or someplace else, constantly on vacation.”
More recently, Trump criticized Obama for not leaving his Martha’s Vineyard vacation early to tour the flood destruction in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
source–sam dangremond, town and country, boston globe, abe wallach, hope hicks,.