Donald Trump To Donate $1Million To The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

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White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks during the daily press briefing, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Washington.

United States president Donald Trump will donate $1 million of his personal money for flood relief operations in Texas and Louisiana which have been hit by the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, the White House has said.

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.

The White House hadn't released any more details as of Friday afternoon.

He's likely to get closer to the devastation zone Saturday when he returns to Texas, probably to the Houston area. Much larger future installments will be required but the initial package, to replenish Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster coffers through September 30, shouldn't be controversial.

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For those unable to go to the store and buy bread, the bakery packaged up plenty of pan dulce and donated to people in need. The bakery shared an image Monday of some of its workers posing with their baked creations.

President Trump is pledging to chip in to assist Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, to the tune of $1 million of his personal funds.

Other celebrities have also been donating money to the victims in Texas after Kevin Hart pleaded with them.

Sanders said the president will accept suggestions from the media and the public about which organizations to support.

"He'll pledge, proudly, $1 million of his own personal money to help the people of both Texas and Louisiana", she said.

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