Donald Trump recently announced, through Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that he would be donating $1 million of his personal money to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.
While this sounds good on paper, one prominent voice is expressing his...err...skepticism about the motives behind Trump's sudden good will.
One would like to believe Trump would promise the same amount of disaster recovery money to a state that votes blue, but one doubts it.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 2, 2017
Trump also offered 5 million for Obama's "real birth certificate".— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) September 2, 2017
The man could not be more transparent.
He just didn't have to sign his name. I will believe Trump gave money when I see it. He his pledged money before without donating a dime— Joan Juner (@disgruntledpowk) September 3, 2017
I had the same thought "he really is that petty". Proven over and over again.— Stacy Stuber (@StacyStuber) September 2, 2017
At least he gave. Nothing will ever make you happy. How much did Obama or Clinton donate to disasters during their presidency.— Colleen Ryan (@colerya0115) September 2, 2017
You have forgotten what it's like to have nothing. People here have lost everything and you want to politicize this? Your Tower is ivory— Steve (@sbell812) September 2, 2017
Despite the announcement of Trump's intention to donate to Harvey relief efforts on Thursday, as of Friday Sanders wasn’t so sure about Trump's plans. She dodged the questions from reporters asking if the money would be “coming from his own money or from the Trump Foundation."
The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, as well as other news publications, found out during the campaign that Trump used his foundation like a personal expense account to pay for expenses like portraits of himself as well as to settle lawsuits.
Trump was also shown to have repeatedly exaggerated his giving.