Eric Trump predicts CNN won’t cover Trump Harvey donation hours after network report
President Trump’s son Eric Trump tweeted on Thursday that CNN wouldn’t report on his father’s pledge to donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
“So proud!!! Let’s see if @CNN or the #MSM acknowledges this incredible generosity. My guess: they won’t… “ Eric Trump tweeted with a link to a Fox News story.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) August 31, 2017
Three hours earlier, CNN tweeted its coverage of Trump’s pledge, which was announced during Thursday’s White House press briefing.
— CNN (@CNN) August 31, 2017
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Trump’s pledge on Thursday. Trump has yet to finalize what group the money will go to.
“He’s actually asked that I check with the folks in this room since you are very good at research and have been doing a lot of reporting into the groups and organizations that have the best and most effective in helping and providing aid and he would love some suggestions from the folks here and I would be happy to take them,” Sanders said.
Sanders also said she did not know if the donation would come from Trump himself or the Trump Foundation.
“I know that the president, he said he was personally going to give, I don’t know the legal part of exactly that but he said his personal money so I would assume that comes directly from him,” she said.
We should be skeptical of Trump’s generosity. For years Trump used his charity as a scheme funneling other people’s money into his own pockets, and during the campaign claimed for four months that he donated one million dollars to veterans charities, but lied about it the entire time, only handing the money over once he was caught.