Trump Says He Carries Cash To ‘Give Tips’

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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Washington- U.S. President Donald Trump was seen boarding his Air Force One jet with a bunch of 20$ bills sticking out of his back pocket. This prompted reporters to ask the president why he keeps a wad of cash on him when he is not required to use it to pay for anything.

In response, Trump took out a wad of bills and said that he keeps them in his back pocket so he can leave tips. He added that he keeps the bills in his pocket and not in a wallet because he hasn’t “had to use a credit card in a long time” so there’s no need to carry a wallet.

“I do like leaving tips to the hotel. I like to carry a little something. I like to give tips to the hotel. I’m telling you, maybe a president’s not supposed to do it, but I like to leave a tip for the hotel, etc., etc.,” he told reporters aboard Air Force One as he returned to Washington, DC, from California late Wednesday.

Trump appeared bemused by the photograph of his bills taken by Tom Brenner of Reuters, and stated that he’d “like a piece of that picture.”

 

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