Sep 4, 2017
President Donald Trump donates his entire presidential salary to charity and has donated $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief. On the other hand Barack Obama has asked for a large increase in the money he receives as a former president. The base presidential pension is $205,700 but former presidents can request more, Obama wants $236,000 next year, more than any other former president.
Obama’s D.C. office will cost taxpayers $536,000 next year. In total, Obama has asked for a total of $1,153,000 which exceeds that being received by any other former president. The Obama’s are not exactly living in poverty. He has already received an estimated $60 million for a book deal and speaking engagements, and is expected to earn hundreds of millions more.