White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced that President Donald Trump is donating $1million of his own money to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The news comes a day after Sanders said in a press conference that she was unsure of the amount that Trump and the First Lady were willing to donate from their personal funds.
It also comes two days after Trump spoke at the Texas Department of Public Safety and stated that the flood waters in southern Texas, which has seen record-breaking rainfall, might never recede.
The president held up the Texas flag as he delivered the impromptu remarks to the throng of cheering Corpus Christi residents after a briefing on relief efforts from emergency responders
‘Nobody’s ever seen this much water. The wind was pretty horrific, in particular, but the water has never been seen like this, to this extent. And it’s, maybe someday going to disappear. We keep waiting,’ Trump said this afternoon in Austin.
His wife soon followed with an official statement of her own.
‘The effects of Hurricane Harvey will be felt in Texas, Louisiana, and other parts of the country for many months and years to come,’ she said.