As Twitchy reported, The Resistance was not at all impressed when President Trump announced that he and the first lady would be making a personal $1 million donation toward #Harvey relief in Texas and Louisiana.
First, it wasn’t enough, and others had given more; second, he was blamed for cutting government programs; and third, would he actually follow through and write the check?
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) August 31, 2017
That is David Farenthold’s gig at the Washington Post, and he won a Pulitzer for digging into Trump’s charitable donations during the campaign, though his findings weren’t enough to drag Hillary across the finish line. And sure enough, he was keeping watch:
We were told @realDonaldTrump would detail his $1M gift to Hurricane Harvey relief today. So far, no sign of when. No event on WH schedule.
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) September 6, 2017
Please. If Narcissist-in-Chief Drumpf were to donate $1M (or less) to ANYONE, don'tcha think he'd insist on a prime time TV ceremony?
— GinnyDorlan (@SensitivContent) September 6, 2017
Chump change for a man who's allegedly so wealthy.
— Nancy Goldstein (@nancygoldstein) September 6, 2017
Genuine charity requires no fanfare, just do it, for heaven's sake. It's always a reality episode.
— Julian (@ZinczaneJulian) September 6, 2017
There wasn’t a reality episode or a prime time TV ceremony, but the White House did release a statement Wednesday detailing which charities would benefit from the Trumps’ donation. The Red Cross and Salvation Army each were pledged $300,000.
Here's the list of charities that WH says will receive donations from POTUS and FLOTUS for Harvey relief pic.twitter.com/yW68SBT75I
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 6, 2017
Let’s see if the list changes anyone’s tune.
That's a lot of religious (and only Christian) organizations.
— Heather M. Ross (@mctoonish) September 6, 2017
He forgot Alt-right , KKK and White supremacist
— DiegoAA (@diegosbailbonds) September 6, 2017
Don't forget "Sisters of the KKK."
— Milton Fletcher (@mfletcher530) September 6, 2017
So Graham and Robertson get theirs…
— Arthur Dent (@DentArthur2017) September 7, 2017
Red Cross, Samaritan's Purse, & Salvation Army are a waste of a donation. Any religious group that discriminates in who they help is a no.
— Angelica Rodriguez (@AngieRodr) September 7, 2017
Most if not all are restrictive, religious, discrim orgs. Glad they're doing SOMETHING; but they turn minorities & LGBTQ AWAY in these times
— Gemini (@wishboneandvine) September 6, 2017
Homophobic Salvation Army why not just give to the food banks
— andrea davis (@tayery) September 6, 2017
They just wanted to make @Fahrenthold have to call twelve different places to confirm the donations.
— Ryan Jackson (@ryanmcj) September 6, 2017
Compared to what he and his sons bilked from charities over the years (and now the secret service), this is but a drop in the swamp.
— PhillyTrevor (@PhillyTrevor) September 6, 2017
Really cheap for a billionaire.
— Coco Lizana (@cocozana722) September 6, 2017
He's always bragging about how much money he has, so…so what
— Kmay (@KMaydan) September 6, 2017
Why am I instantly suspicious?
— Matheuu™ (@_Matheuu_) September 6, 2017
We're counting on you @Acosta to follow thru & make sure each one is received
— tim truman (@lalifetim) September 6, 2017
Can someone keep an eye on these? I'm still betting all the checks come from the Trump Foundation and not them personally.
— Michael Yanochko (@MilkBone124) September 7, 2017
I'll believe it when the charities say they got it.
— Katie O'Brien (@k8tobrien) September 6, 2017
Until I see the receipts for these donations I will assume it's just another Trump lie.
— Erik Viker (@ErikViker) September 6, 2017
reprint that list "when" they receive the money…
— marti jackson (@martijaxn) September 6, 2017
— Amanda Basta (@patsfan_ab83) September 6, 2017
Words are one thing, actions are another. Just because they say they'll donate to these charities doesn't mean they actually will.
— Harry Scondras (@Scondrasht) September 6, 2017
Still waiting for independent verification….what was it that Reagan used to say? Trust, but verify.
— TampaChief17 (@TampaChief17) September 6, 2017
Wouldn't it be more prudent for them to make sure that disaster relief programs are not subject to billions of $ of cuts instead of of this?
— John Illingworth (@Liberal_John77) September 6, 2017
Sure, because government programs funded through taxes are always so much more efficient than charities that depend on voluntary donations.
I thought @realDonaldTrump was a billionaire. Surely he can afford more than that. That’d be like me donating $350 and bragging about it.
— Brett Sandford (@the_hockey_guy) September 6, 2017
So donate $350 and brag about it.
— Rick Busby (@rick_busby) September 6, 2017
Just another feel-good story out of Houston.
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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 30, 2017