"I'm not taking it", Trump said in an interview with CBS.
US President-elect Donald Trump said, "I think I have to by law take Dollars 1, so I'll take USD 1 a year".
"I really wanted to see if it could be done", Trump has said as he showed D'Antonio around the apartment.
In a second message sent almost nine hours later Friday morning, he praised the demonstrators' passion.
Meanwhile, anti-Trump protests continue in the United States, with violence reported in some parts of the country.
In other cities, protesters have focused on Trump-owned properties, including Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. They say that Mr. Trump, who was shocked when he won the election, might spend most of the week in Washington, much like members of Congress, and return to Trump Tower or his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., or his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on weekends.
The protesters I commiserate with on 5th Ave every day have been a shining example of peaceful Americans trying to make their voices heard. "And I want to get it done for the people", he said. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: "Stop it". And there there is the adjustment the President-elect needs to undergo as they realise their life, and that of their family, is set to be changed forever. But the couple's 10-year-old son, Barron, is midway through a school year in NY, and it is unclear when the move would happen, the newspaper said.
Trump said he was surprised by his victory on Election Night, when the enormity of his achievement and the next four years began to sink in.