How Trump’s $100,000 donation compares to the annual cost of the opioid crisis
Hint: It’s just a drop in the ocean
On Nov. 30, the White House announced that President Trump would donate his third-quarter salary to the Department of Health and Human Services’ opioid crisis efforts.
Here’s how his $100,000 donation compares to the $504 billion the opioid epidemic cost the United States in 2015 — the latest year for which an estimate is available. Each square below is equal to $100,000.
Scroll down to find his donation in red on the bottom right.
The White House has not yet announced what his contribution will pay for, but here are a few things it could buy.