President Trump’s personal donation to the hurricane and flood recovery relief effort has been announced:
BREAKING: White House says President Trump to pledge $1 million in personal funds to Harvey relief efforts.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 31, 2017
BREAKING: Donald Trump is donating $1 million of his own money to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 31, 2017
NEW: Trump pledging $1 million to a fund for Harvey relief, Sarah Huckabee Sanders says.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 31, 2017
The relief effort for Texas has raised tens of millions of dollars so far:
Good for him if he follows through. https://t.co/sc3Q11TQIs
— neontaster (@neontaster) August 31, 2017
Nice touch. I am often critical of the man….but not on this one. https://t.co/KhTdLx0RgA
— Scott Parks (@ParksKMBZ) August 31, 2017
Very kind gesture. Nothing more, nothing less.
People are going to be dicks about this. Don't be a dick person. https://t.co/yfV8FFPs46
— lauren (@LilMissRightie) August 31, 2017
Blue check journo tweets ripping Trump for not donating enough are coming in 3, 2, 1… https://t.co/PX4ZH3O8DP
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) August 31, 2017
Yep, like clockwork, you knew what was going to happen next:
ONE TENTH OF ONE PERCENT OF THE CUTS TO DISASTER AID IN THE FEDERAL BUDGET. https://t.co/bYEOuhXtr4
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) August 31, 2017
Sandra Bullock and a bunch of other rich people beat him to it. And will probably actually pay it. https://t.co/NqMZsaTKyz
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) August 31, 2017
$4 million less than when he offered Barack Obama $5 million for his birth certificate. https://t.co/sXjM6EdDAp
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) August 31, 2017
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) August 31, 2017
That's it? https://t.co/ZtHGkQ7Cks
— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) August 31, 2017
In the form of golf tournaments at Trump courses. https://t.co/KzpxwQ0XFP
— Glenn Fleishman ??? (@GlennF) August 31, 2017
The Resistance in general was not impressed either:
So $10 per home? White House says 100k homes affected
Meanwhile: GOP wants to cut $876 million from FEMA budget to pay for Trump's wall https://t.co/WY96Pwebe0
— Emily Q. Hazzard (@eqhazzard) August 31, 2017
Reminder: Pledging is NOT actually donating.
He'll have to be publicly-shamed in months from now into actually making the donation. https://t.co/YiLEYRt9fr
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) August 31, 2017
I'll believe that when the check clears.
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) August 31, 2017
Beyoncé gave $7 million. Just sayin'
— alexayellsalot (@alexayellsalot) August 31, 2017
Will he release his tax returns so we can check on that?
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) August 31, 2017
$1 mil out of supposed $4 bil net worth. That's equivalent of donating $100 if net worth is $400k.
— sean fine (@SeanFine27) August 31, 2017
Trump TO pledge $1 million! The keyword is TO! Who saw the Check? Has it cleared the Bank? I can swear on my life, there is NO check! CROOK.
— CGEMike (@cmiche1) August 31, 2017
No fucking way it's actual personal funds. Will be foundation money donated by others. https://t.co/549KL9I8mJ
— Jim White (@JimWhiteGNV) August 31, 2017
— Bryan Vehonsky (@Bryan_Vehonsky) August 31, 2017
BREAKING: Trump makes a pledge that is in no way more enforceable than his pledge to divest of his business. https://t.co/7qg05Aszah
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) August 31, 2017
Would that be the money he took from the secret service? Golf cart rentals? Or rent money from dump towers?
— DJT walking papers? (@Heatherfire45) August 31, 2017
Again – it's all about him, always about him #Harvey
— Dawn L Carmody (@dlcarmody) August 31, 2017
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.