WASHINGTON — President Trump will personally contribute $1 million toward relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
"I had a chance to speak directly with the president earlier and I'm happy to tell you that he would like to join in the efforts of a lot of the people that we've seen across the country," she announced Thursday.
Sanders said the president had not yet decided which relief organization to donate money to. And, as Trump has before, she said he would enlist the help of the White House press corps in helping to decide.
"He's actually asked that I check with the folks in this room, since you’re very good at researching and have been doing a lot of reporting into the groups and organizations that are best and most effective in helping," she said. "And I will take those, if any of you have them."
Sanders also provided no details on which account Trump would spend the money from. He has turned over nominal control of his Trump Organization to his children and has also used the Trump Foundation to make charitable contributions.