President Trump will “pledge proudly” $1 million of his own money to help those affected by Harvey, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday.
“I had a chance to speak directly with the president earlier and I’m happy to tell you he would like to join in the efforts that a lot of the people we’ve seen across this country do, and he’s pledging $1 million of personal money,” Sanders said during an afternoon press briefing.
The president is also soliciting reporters for suggestions on which organizations are the most effective in helping the people of Texas and Louisiana, Sanders said.
“He would love some suggestions,” she said.
The move comes after several celebrities nationwide have publicly donated, including Miley Cyrus, Sandra Bullock, Beyonce, and the Patriots organization.