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Did Clarence advise Dumpie on his word selection?

Dumpie lies again - Presidential Salary

Donald Trump boasted on Monday that he's the only other president besides George Washington to forgo his paycheck — but history is not on his side.

“I give away my presidential salary,” Trump told reporters at a gathering of his Cabinet. “They say no other president has done it. I'm surprised, to be honest with you. They say George Washington may have been the only other president to do that. See whether or not Obama gave up his salary. See whether or not all of the other of your favorites, your other favorites gave up their salary. The answer is no.”
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Thirty-first president Herbert Hoover was the first American executive in chief to refuse a salary. Hoover was a multimillionaire before assuming office from a previous career as an engineer and businessman and donated his paycheck to charitable causes.
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Kennedy refused both his congressional salary from the House and Senate and his presidential salary, though he kept his $50,000 expense account for “public entertaining he must do as President.”
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It must irk the hell out of Dumpie

The photo HE tweeted for the purposes of discrediting Pelosi has become a badge of courage for her.



America's Briefest President

Lines that inspired a young Yalee to take up his career

After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now
History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors
And issues, deceives with whispering ambitions,
Guides us by vanities. Think now
She gives when our attention is distracted
And what she gives, gives with such supple confusions
That the giving famishes the craving.
- From Gerontion by T. S. Eliot

That young man’s name was James Jesus Angleton.

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