Tenn. Senator Alexander says White House staff 'spreading inaccurate information'

Apr 9, 2020

Sen. Lamar Alexander (Left) and President Donald Trump
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP/WMOT) — Executive compensation is the subject of a rare dust up between President Donald Trump and fellow Republican Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander.


Trump Wednesday called the $8 million annual salary paid to the head of the Tennessee Valley Authority “ridiculous.” The comment came as Trump spoke to reporters about possible new federal pandemic relief funding.


Alexander fired back via Twitter saying White House Staff were “spreading inaccurate information.”


Alexander noted that while TVA is a federal agency, it receives no federal funding and the salary is below average among big utilities.


Credit Sen. Lamar Alexander