White House Press Briefing

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon, and National Security Advisor

ames S. Brady Press Briefing Room

1:12 P.M. EDT

MS. SANDERS: It’s good to see everybody. I missed you. Good afternoon. In keeping with his campaign pledge, the President continues to donate his salary on a quarterly basis to further important priorities. Today, President Trump is proud to donate his 2018 second-quarter salary to the Small Business Administration.

Administrator Linda McMahon is here to accept the check. I’d like to bring her up to say a few words about how the funds will be used. Thank you so much.

ADMINISTRATOR MCMAHON: Great.

MS. SANDERS: Here’s the check for you.

ADMINISTRATOR MCMAHON: Thank you very much. This is awesome.

Well, I would like to thank the President for his generosity and for his support of the Small Business Administration. He clearly understands the value of small businesses. There are approximately 30 million of them in this country, and I’m very happy to be their advocate.

This money is going to be used in our veterans program. We’re going to establish a seven-month intensive training program called “Emerging Leaders.” It’s an adaptation of that program for our veterans, helping them transition from military life into private sector if they desire to start their own jobs and their own companies, and be entrepreneurs.

So, once again, we thank the President very much for this and it will be put to very good use. Thank you all very much….

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