May 18, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Report: Trump has been receiving presidential pension payments since January

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Former President Trump has received $65,600 in pension payments since leaving office in January, Business Insider reported Monday, citing a General Services Administration spokesperson.

Why it matters: As part of a campaign promise, during his presidency Trump stuck to his vow not to accept a taxpayer-funded salary while in office, instead sometimes donating it to services such as the National Park Service.

The big picture: Business Insider noted that it's not clear whether Trump has kept his taxpayer-funded pension.

Of note: Former presidents are not obliged by the constitution to accept a pension. Trump's net worth is estimated to be about $2.3 billion, according to Bloomberg.

  • Representatives for Trump and the General Services Administration did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
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