Monday, 20 August, 2018

Melania Trump to Hurricane Victims: 'Be Strong'

Melania Trump to Hurricane Victims: 'Be Strong' Melania Trump to Hurricane Victims: 'Be Strong'
Christy Curtis | 02 September, 2017, 01:36

President Donald Trump is pledging $1 million in personal money to Harvey storm relief efforts. He has pledged $1 million in personal funds to Harvey relief efforts.

Donald Trump is donating $1million of his own money to charity for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, the Daily Mail reports.

Sanders told reporters that Trump had asked her to check with "the folks in this room since you are very good with research" about where he should make the donation for people in Texas and Louisiana.

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.

Sanders said the president intends to return to the Southwest on Saturday to view flood damage with stops possible in Houston and Lake Charles, La.

Former press secretary Sean Spicer made a similar statement in March in response to questions about where Trump would be donating his $400,000 salary after the president originally pledged not to receive compensation.

As a levee was breached, reservoirs overflowed and Harvey dumped more rain on the battered Houston region, the president and his FEMA director demonstrated that the feds are coordinating with state and local officials in trying to aid the tens of thousands of displaced residents.

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