Trump: ‘If I’m Elected President, I’m Accepting No Salary'

By Melanie Arter | September 18, 2015 | 2:37pm EDT
GOP presidential contender Donald Trump (AP Photo)

( – GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told supporters at a rally Thursday in Rochester, N.H., that if he is elected president, he’ll be working for free.

“The first thing I’m gonna do is tell you that if I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary. Okay? That’s not a big deal for me,” said Trump.


According to Forbes, Trump is reported to have a net worth of $4 billion.

“The next thing is when these guys go to Congress, as for your question, when they go to Congress, a couple of things happen. First of all, they get benefits that nobody else can even think about. Okay? And they don’t like to talk about it, but we’ll work on that,” he said in response to a question about whether he would stop Congress from giving themselves “huge pay raises.”

“We have got bigger problems than that, because that’s peanuts in the scale of how this country’s being hurt, but we’re gonna work on that very hard, but I will tell you this: We will have a system that is going to be fair to everybody,” Trump said.

“One of the things I’m doing that really has gotten a lot of praise, I’m self-funding. I’m not getting tens of millions of dollars, hundreds of millions of dollars,” he said.

“In many ways, I feel foolish, because people come up. They want to give you lots of money – lobbyists, special interests, donors, and I keep turning them down. I’m the only one – I believe out of all the people running,” Trump added.

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