President Trump is the latest big name to promise to help victims of Hurricane Harvey with his own money. On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced in a press briefing that POTUS would donate $1 million of his personal fortune to hurricane relief efforts.
Of course, Twitter is skeptical. Many doubt that Trump will keep his word. Others are unsure if the money will actually come from his personal funds, or from an organization like the Trump Foundation. Sanders also did not mention which charities would receive the monetary gift.
Either way, many observers aren’t sure how to take the news, and have expressed that they want to see those Trump receipts. Here are a few reactions:
Let's wait til the check clears. https://t.co/ATrJeE2ahD
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) August 31, 2017
45 donates 1milliondollars to harvey relief
Paid 25million 2 settle lawsuit against trump university
Just for show…. pic.twitter.com/f9YUctTb70
— UsedToBeAlt_moms (@Alt_moms) August 31, 2017
— Bonnie Greer (@Bonn1eGreer) August 31, 2017
If Trump donates $1mil of his BILLIONS for Harvey relief, will it be on his tax returns? We'll never know… #pressbriefing
— Joey ? (@JoeyVeg2021) August 31, 2017
TRUMP TO DONATE 1 MILLION DOLLARS OF OWN MONEY TO HARVEY VICTIMS! Actually he's sending a picture of himself that he says is worth a million
— Titus (@TitusNation) August 31, 2017
And finally, RawStory notes that the last time Trump donated to the recovery from a major hurricane, the money he promised never seemed to have materialized.
Trump pledged $1 million to Harvey victims — but Hurricane Sandy survivors are still waiting on 2012 pledge https://t.co/zPxRgiNgKI
— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 31, 2017