It looks like President Trump is joining fellow celebrities & artists in efforts to help those in need with Hurricane Harvey. On Thursday, news surfaced that Trump would be donating a million dollars of his own money to help with the recovery efforts in Texas, though the White House says he hasn’t determined which group(s) will receive his contribution.
“He would like to join in the efforts that a lot of people we have seen across the country do,” press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at the White House, saying the funds would come from the President’s “personal money.”
Sanders would later add that the President hadn’t determined which organization he was going to support, but actually wanted to ask the media for suggestions.
“He actually asked that I check with the folks in this room since you are very good at research and have been doing a lot of reporting into the groups and organizations that are best and most effective in helping and providing aid, and he’d like some suggestions from the folks here and I’d be happy to take those,” she said during the daily press briefing.
While this sounds good on paper, President Trump hasn’t always followed through with his past donations. In fact, a promised donation to veterans’ groups during last year’s presidential campaign didn’t happen until months later, after questions from reporters arose.
First wishing them “good luck,” Trump eventually visited Texas earlier this week on Tuesday to receive updates from local authorities on the state’s recovery efforts. He’s reportedly scheduled to return to the state on Saturday.
Check out Sarah Sanders’ speech from earlier today (below). We’ll continue to keep you posted on Trump’s antics moving forward.