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Trump Promises $1 Million Of Personal Funds To Aid Harvey Victims

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that President Trump will be donating $1 million of his possess income to Harvey service in Texas and Louisiana.

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that President Trump will be donating $1 million of his possess income to Harvey service in Texas and Louisiana.

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President Trump is pledging to chip in to support Hurricane Harvey liberation efforts, to a balance of $1 million of his personal funds.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders done a astonishing proclamation during her lecture on Thursday. Responding to a doubt about either a boss designed to privately contribute, Sanders pronounced Trump “would like to join in a efforts that a lot of a people that we’ve seen opposite this nation do, and he’s pledging $1 million of personal income to a fund.”

Sanders told reporters that Trump had asked her to check with “the folks in this room given we are really good with research” about where he should make a concession for people in Texas and Louisiana.

As it happens, NPR has a list of where people wishing to present supports to a Harvey liberation competence demeanour — as good as a warning about scams and schemes to avoid.

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Trump has had a uneven record when it comes to pledging and afterwards indeed carrying by on his promises to present income to charities. He has in a past also farfetched a volume of income he has given by his now-shuttered free foundation. In Jan of 2016, then-candidate Trump affianced to give $1 million to veterans charities, though it wasn’t until reporters pulpy him months after that many of a income was doled out.

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Trump has been following by on a debate oath not to take a paycheck and instead present a money; his initial concession was to a National Park Service, even as his bill due cuts to a Interior Department. Trump’s second-quarter income was slated to go to a Education Department. (Trump’s bill also called for cuts there.)

Sanders pronounced a boss intends to lapse to a Southwest on Saturday to perspective inundate repairs with stops probable in Houston and Lake Charles, La. Trump was in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Wednesday to accommodate with officials.

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Vice President Pence surveyed flooded-out areas of Texas on Thursday. He helped collect adult debris, visited a heavily shop-worn church in Rockport and stopped during a food placement core in Victoria. He affianced support for inundate victims, observant a White House will “be with we each day until Texas rebuilds stronger and improved than before.”

Vice President Pence helps transparent brush during a revisit to Texas on Thursday.

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Vice President Pence helps transparent brush during a revisit to Texas on Thursday.

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