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Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

After two presidential paychecks, the White House, Treasury Department and the Office of Personnel Management have refused to confirm whether Trump has donated his salary, according to NBC News. After the election in November, Trump said on 60 Minutes that he would take "no salary" as president, but since the Constitution requires one, Trump aides have said he would donate the $400K.

2 times is a trend: Trump also promised at his first presser after the election to give all the profit his hotels make from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury. There is no plan for that either.

3 times is a habit: Even during his time on the Celebrity Apprentice, Trump never followed through on his seemingly generous promises. Last year, the Washington Post investigated 21 times on the Celebrity Apprentice when Trump said he would personally make a donation. They could not confirm a single time that Trump gave his own money.

Most often the money came from another source, and once nothing was given at all. For example, he promised Khloe Kardashian's charity $20K of his own money, but the money came from the TV production company instead.

UPDATE: Spicer told the press on Monday afternoon that Trump will donate his salary at the end of the year and "asked that you all determine where it goes."

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Axios-Ipsos poll: Confidence in Biden COVID recovery tumbles

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Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Confidence in President Biden's ability to rescue the economy from COVID-19 has dropped since January, even as Americans' faith rises in his ability to make the vaccine widely accessible, according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.

Why it matters: It's Democrats and independents driving the declining economic confidence, from 52% of all U.S. adults at the start of his presidency to 44% now. Their softening faith could hinder Biden's ability to lead and hurt Democrats' position heading into the 2022 midterms.

Attacks rise on houses of worship

Woven Stars of David hang along the fence at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on the 1st anniversary of a mass shooting at the synagogue. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Houses of worship — across a variety of faiths, including Jewish synagogues to Buddhist temples and Catholic churches — are experiencing high amounts of vandalism, arson and other property damage.

The big picture: 2021 is on track to be a record year for hate crimes in the U.S., and many of those attacks are linked to religious bigotry.

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As Democrats try to reach a deal on a massive social policy bill, its health care measures are emerging as key sticking points.

Between the lines: Moderate members have successfully reduced the amount of new spending that the party is aiming to pass, amplifying the tug-of-war between different factions of the party over which health policies to prioritize.