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Trump pledges 1 million dollars the Harvey Relief

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posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

Great PR move. He makes himself look like a saint next to Osteen!

Well done.




posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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I'm sorry but this just rings hollow for me. I mean it's great that he's donating a large amount of money to help out. Plenty of other celebrities are doing the same.

However, he's not just a celebrity anymore. He's the President. I'm not going to judge him on how much money he personally does or doesn't give. I'm going to judge him in his ability to lead. The last time a disaster of this magnitude happened in the US, the President dropped the ball. If Trump does the same it won't matter if he gave $0, $1 million, or $100 million.

And unfortunately I'm not seeing much from President Trump outside of platitudes. I've seen no kind of mobilization. I've seen no attempt to reallocate funds to help with the rebuilding effort. I mean for f***'s sake, he wants millions for his wall. He wants billions more for the DoD. Why can't he come out and say some of that money should be shifted to a more worthy cause?

I won't condemn him yet because for all I know those things are going on behind the scenes. And I pray that he comes through and tackles this as a president should. But if all he can do is give $1 million when he has the full might of the US Government behind him then he should be run out of office.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: waftist

Addressing a few victims and ignoring millions of other victims is discrimination.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

He was a day too late.

He isn't being sincere.

He was probably pressured to.

He only did it to impress his haters.

He just doesn't want to be called out.

What's a million dollars to a billionaire?

He should've gave way more.

Atleast 10 million.

This is fake news.

He doesn't care about anyone but himself.


Did I cover them all?



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: Jiggly
people will just say he did it to look good


And that might be true. But it is still a cool thing to do.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: Plotus
Good Man.... who among you have given even a dollar ?


Salvation Army is my source for donating.
www.onenewspage.com...


My wife and I donated yesterday, not that it matters though.
I don't recall any politician personally donating a large sum money like this to any disasters we have had in the past, Dem or Repub, but feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
They will all ask their constituents to donate though.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:06 PM
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Welcome to the club, lots of people have been donating so it's good to see Trump finally hopping on board.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: RazorV66

Who are Trump's constituents? All Americans.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

No...you missed Nazi....Damn you!



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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Leonardo Dicaprio also donating 1 million.

abcnews.go.com...



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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originally posted by: texasgirl
All I can say is I'm thankful he's doing it. We need it badly.
What can I do to help? Send a PM if necessary.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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originally posted by: RazorV66

originally posted by: Plotus
Good Man.... who among you have given even a dollar ?


Salvation Army is my source for donating.
www.onenewspage.com...


My wife and I donated yesterday, not that it matters though.
I don't recall any politician personally donating a large sum money like this to any disasters we have had in the past, Dem or Repub, but feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
They will all ask their constituents to donate though.

I'm not chastising, I'm just saying...... before they condemn.... look inward..



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

A lot of people and corps are pledging millions and who cares if it's for good PR? Sometimes it shouldn't matter about motivations as long as the result is positive.

Hopefully the pledgees will make the money available immediately so it makes a difference.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: matafuchs
One million Dollars..of his own money....to make Texas Great Again.
...I await the comments.


1 million dollars from Trump, is like 1 dollar from most of the rest of us.

Now, if Trump gave 10% of his wealth, which would be 1 Billion Dollars, seeing that he says he is worth $10 Billion, then we'd have something remarkable to report.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: matafuchs

He was a day too late.

He isn't being sincere.

He was probably pressured to.

He only did it to impress his haters.

He just doesn't want to be called out.

What's a million dollars to a billionaire?

He should've gave way more.

Atleast 10 million.

This is fake news.

He doesn't care about anyone but himself.


Did I cover them all?

What have you done to help?



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: Plotus

originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: Plotus
Good Man.... who among you have given even a dollar ?


Everybody who pays federal taxes in this country is donating. Did you hear the press conference today where it was stated that 120 billion dollars is the starting point for getting Southeast Texas back to normal? With that much money flowing into the state of Texas, it will be boom times there for years to come.
The amount of rebuilding will be staggering, as will the pollution. Where will the construction workers come from ? Where will they stay ? how will they be paid ?

You can't just throw money at it and it goes away. How many hucksters, confidence men and scam artists will flood in..... lots to think about


Let's hope that the Katrina recovery and rebuilding was documented well. That can be used as a blueprint to know what can be done better, and what should not be done in Southeast Texas.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: AMPTAH

Incorrect. Trump currently has no salary. He has a few hundred millions savings.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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Donate to any website set up for Harvey. I also encourage members to donate to any pet shelters helping displaced pets!



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: texasgirl

Beware many of those websites are fake ones.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: Nickn3

Depends if you believe I was being serious or not.



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