The president’s inauguration fund is using leftover funds to help hurricane victims.
President Trump’s inaugural committee will donate $3 million of its remaining funds to Hurricane relief charities, according to a report from Maggie Haberman of The New York Times.
The committee had promised to donate its remaining funds to charity, but a delay in that move prompted criticism from media outlets and opponents of the president.
But now, the committee will follow through, donating funds to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and Samaritan’s Purse, all of whom are involved in hurricane relief efforts.
Thomas Barrack, the chair of the inaugural committee, told Haberman that the committee would continue to donate to worthwhile causes:
“The surplus of these privately donated funds will be put to great substantive use for relief victims throughout the heartbreaking regions of America impacted by the recent catastrophic disasters,” Mr. Barrack said in an email.
“The committee will continue to curate worthwhile causes and make further contributions that serve America’s agenda and will conclude in accordance with its charter in the next few months,” he added.
President Trump has also made a point of donating his presidential salary back to various departments of the federal government.
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