Before President Donald Trump took office, one of his campaign details was that he would not take the presidential salary. That is a principle that he has stuck to.
Trump’s first quarter salary has provided $78,333 to the Interior Department of Antietam Battlefield. The battlefield announced that they will be using the money to revitalize one of their important Civil War landmarks
Earlier this year, Trump proHe previously presented a check to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in April, directing that the funds be used by the National Park Service.
Zinke said he would be using the funds to renovate Maryland’s Antietam Battlefield Park, a few miles outside Harper’s Ferry, W.V.
Antietam, known in the South as the Battle of Sharpsburg, took place in September 1862 and was the bloodiest single day in the entire war.
The battle was an important victory for the Union, as it stopped the Confederates’ first drive toward the North.
More than 5,600 troops alone were killed along a strip of road nicknamed “Bloody Lane,” as Union Gen. Israel Richardson met Confederate Gen. Richard Anderson’s troops in the peak of the battle.
The announcement came 154 years to the week that the war turned all but completely in the Union’s favor, just 40 miles to the north in Gettysburg, Pa.
While half the country is crying and marching to take down historic monuments, Trump is working to preserve our historical statues, along with our some much needed order.
I bet liberals’ heads are spinning over this