Trump pledges his own money for Harvey relief

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.

House GOP leaders have signaled they are aiming to act fast on Harvey aid and a vote is likely next week.

Trump travelled to Texas on Tuesday for a first-hand assessment of the situation on the ground. More than 30,000 people took refuge 200 shelters, about 1,800 evacuees have been moved to hotels and other longer-term housing options, said Brock Long, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The Houston Astros Major League Baseball team has promised $4 million for recovery, and the Texas Rangers baseball team has pledged at last $1 million.


He says, "I don't think there's going to be a lot of benefits going out to illegal immigrants".

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, announced the news just days after a press conference during which she said she wasn't sure how much the president and first lady would be willing to donate.

Sanders says that the President told her to ask reporters at the briefing to suggest which organization his money should go to, because he hasn't yet decided.

Hurricane Harvey has been labelled one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States in a decade.


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