Trump pledges $1 million for hurricane relief, White House says

Posted September 01, 2017

Later in the press briefing, Sanders was asked if the money will come directly from Trump, as opposed to the Trump organization or the Trump Foundation. She said that Trump wants reporters to chime in on which charities should get his money.

On Tuesday, the President's campaign asked supporters to donate to charities involved in the Texas recovery effort.

President Trump is pledging to donate $1 million toward hurricane disaster relief in Texas and Louisiana, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday.

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

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Mr Trump, a former real estate magnate, has been blasted in the past for giving far less of his income to charitable causes than other multi-billionaires.

Vice President Pence surveyed flooded-out areas of Texas on Thursday.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a flag of the state of Texas after receiving a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts at a local fire station where local residents gathered to welcome the president in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S., August 29, 2017.

In Beaumont, Texas, doctors and nurses evacuated some 190 people from a hospital that halted operations after the storm knocked out water service in the city of nearly 120,000 people.