Trump’s White House Payroll Projected to Save Taxpayers $22,000,000 Over Obama’s White House
- Billionaires are working for FREE to “Make America Great Again”
- Multimillionaires are working for $30,000 salaries to “Make America Great Again”
- No “Czars”
- No Expensive Fellowships
- Nineteen fewer assistants for Melania than Michelle
On Friday, the White House released their annual financial report on White House personnel to Congress. The report included the positions and salaries of all 337 White House employees. This projected salary savings for Trump’s White House over a four year period exceeds $22 million.
Female staffers are making as much as men. There are billionaires working for free. There are multi-millionaires working for $30,000 per year. The President donates his entire $400,0000 salary to the National Park Service.
According to Forbes, here are some key findings:
There are 110 fewer employees on White House staff under Trump than under Obama at this point in their respective presidencies.
$5.1 million in payroll savings vs. the Obama FY2015 payroll. In 2017, the Trump payroll amounts to $35.8 million for 377 employees, while the Obama payroll amounted to $40.9 million for 476 employees (FY2015).
Nineteen fewer staffers are dedicated to The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS). Currently, there are five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump vs. 24 staffers who served Michelle Obama (FY2009).
Counts of the “Assistants to the President” – the most trusted advisors to the president – are the same (22) in both first-year Trump and Obama administrations. In the Trump White House, Steven Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Omarosa Manigault, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and 17 others make salaries of $179,700. In Obama’s first-year, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel and twenty others held the title with top pay of $172,000.
The highest compensated White House Trump staffer? Mark House, Senior Policy Advisor, has a salary of $187,500. Mr. House is “on detail” from a federal agency which allows him to exceed the top pay-grade of $179,700. In Obama’s Administration (2009), David Marcozzi earned $193,000 “on detail” from Health and Human Services.
Two of President Trump’s key advisors have agreed to work for $30,000 per year salaries. They are both multimillionaires patriots who are working “Make America Great Again”. to Gary Cohn, formerly of Goldman Sachs, is Trump’s Director of the White House National Economic Council and Christopher Liddell, former Microsoft Chief Financial Officer, is the Director of Strategic Initiatives in the White House .
President Trump, a billionaire himself, vowed to forgo his salary, but as it turns out, that is against the law, so he is donating his entire $400,000 salary to the National Park Service. Both his daughter, Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are working for the American people for free as well.