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Washington - White House: Trump Will Donate $1 Million To Harvey Relief

Published on: August 31, 2017 04:32 PM
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U.S. President Donald Trump (C) listens during a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts at the Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center in Austin, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria U.S. President Donald Trump (C) listens during a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts at the Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center in Austin, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Washington -  President Donald Trump is pledging $1 million in personal money to Harvey storm relief efforts.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at a briefing Thursday. She said Trump is calling on reporters to help decide which specific organization he should give to.

But Trump could also take a cue from his own re-election campaign. Earlier this week, his 2020 political committee blasted out emails and texts to more than 10 million supporters encouraging people to donate to Harvey efforts. The messages provided links to several specific charities: the Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Way and local animal rescue operations.

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Trump used a similar “reporters decide” gimmick at the beginning of his administration, that time with his presidential salary, which he is declining to accept. Then-press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at a March briefing that Trump “has kindly asked you all determine where that goes.”

A few weeks later, the White House announced that Trump had decided to give his first three months of salary to the Interior Department; his second three months worth went to the Education Department.

Trump has been criticized in the past for giving far less of his income to charitable causes than many other multi-billionaires. And he hasn’t followed through on previous charity pledges.

In one high-profile example last year, he failed to give a promised $1 million of his own money — plus another $5 million he said he’d raised — to veterans’ organizations until reporters asked questions months later about who had received the charity.

Harvey’s flood waters have heavily damaged tens of thousands of homes across Texas and killed at least 30 people. The storm is now threatening the region near the Texas-Louisiana state line.



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 Aug 31, 2017 at 07:55 PM I hate obama Says:

How much did obumer & hiLIARy give!

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 Aug 31, 2017 at 10:00 PM Anonymous Says:

Nah, Obamzer and Hitlary want our change.

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 Aug 31, 2017 at 10:03 PM Anonymous Says:

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I hate obama Says:

How much did obumer & hiLIARy give!

Apparently, your reading comprehension skills are just as good as agent orange. "Will" does not mean he gave the money yet. The last time the orange cheapskate pledged, he never followed through.

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 Aug 31, 2017 at 11:06 PM ubgeriser Says:

Wait to hear from sick CNN commentators, the money is what Putin sent for helping Trump get elected . Now he is giving it to the flood victims.

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 Sep 01, 2017 at 08:34 AM Anonymous Says:

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I hate obama Says:

How much did obumer & hiLIARy give!

Nothing but they did not take anything away. This is chicken feed for this confused president

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 Sep 01, 2017 at 08:53 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
I hate obama Says:

How much did obumer & hiLIARy give!

You are a sick person, not physically but mentally

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 Sep 01, 2017 at 11:05 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Nah, Obamzer and Hitlary want our change.

what your soiled slacks

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 Sep 01, 2017 at 01:13 PM Anonymous Says:

He will move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, Obamacare will cease when he takes office and talking to North Korea has no effect

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 Sep 01, 2017 at 02:43 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

You are a sick person, not physically but mentally

Please be aware of the fact that name calling and attacking others is against VIN's rules and no befitting a frum yid.

I do happen to agree with what I think your point is, in that I don't think Obama was less gracious than Trump.

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 Sep 01, 2017 at 03:37 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Nah, Obamzer and Hitlary want our change.

He will donate , to Trump Casino

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