White House Issues List Of Charities That Will Allegedly Get $1 Million In Hurricane Harvey Relief From Trump

Talking Points Memo reports:

The White House on Wednesday listed 12 organizations to which President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had pledged to donate a total of $1 million as part of their Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Two organizations, Red Cross and Salvation Army, together received a majority of the sum, at $300,000 each. Reach Out America and Samaritan’s Purse each received $100,000.

The remaining eight organizations — the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Catholic Charities, Direct Relief, Habitat for Humanity, Houston Humane Society, Operation Blessing, Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies and Team Rubicon — each received $25,000.

Samaritan’s Purse is the outfit that pays Franklin Graham an annual salary of $662,000.

  • FAEN

    And the charities are :

    Trump
    Trump
    Trump
    Trump
    Trump
    Trump
    Trump
    Trump
    Trump
    Trump
    Trump
    Trump

    • Tomcat

      In the end, it is ALWAYS TRUMP.

  • PickyPecker
  • aar9n

    But when you give to the poor, announce it from the streets! -Jesus

  • Gustav2

    We can’t be sure it is a “personal donation” unless we see the tax returns…

    but Mueller will take care of that.

    • RichW

      Right you are! Likely, he will try to make the donations from one of the Trump Foundations, which means that donors to those foundations actually are the ones that gave money … not the Trump-Mussolinis themselves.

  • bkmn

    You can count that Fahrenthold of WaPo will be contacting all of these groups to verify that they got the donation.

    • Gustav2

      I bet he has them on speed dial already.

    • kat

      Those organizations are largely just Christian fundie groups peddling their Jesus bullshit. I don’t count religious proselytization as remotely close to humanitarian aid.

  • bkmn

    Does anyone know if the NY AG has made any determination on his charitable foundation (the one that can not make any disbursements while under investigation)?

    • Tomcat

      The Family paid for the license now.

  • Lizard

    Receipts or it didn’t happen.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      He’s attached those to his tax return.

  • BlindBill

    so Red Cross and Salvation Army each get their deposit back after canceling the fund raisers at marde loco

    • UrsusArctos

      Merde-a-Loco?

  • another_steve

    Melania’s giving the organizations autographed photos of her when she did soft-porn.

    Should fetch quite a nice sum when the orgs auction them off on eBay.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/18220f2e837c746e0e4fd556b9f1c12b669df376de837852968b595e2bdcbcbf.jpg

    • safari

      Does it come on velvet?

      • bambinoitaliano

        No just two rolls of toilet paper she used for this take.

      • Tomcat

        Velvet bedspread?

      • Reality.Bites

        If that’s what the sheets are made of.

    • MusicBear88

      I agree with you politically, but I really wish that people would stop posting that picture here.

      • another_steve

        You have issues with fake lady boobies?

      • Bluto

        Any 10 year old with an internet connection can see for themselves just how classy the 3rd lady is.

        • another_steve

          That, plus we show pictures of male breasts here on JMG all the time. In all their wondrous beauty.

          Male breasts, okay… female breasts, not?

          Why’s that?

          • Lizard

            Because breasts are simultaneously a woman’s best feature and her most shameful feature, and they get criticized if they show them and they get criticized if they cover them up (“What a floozy, showing her cleavage like that, I bet she just slept her way to where she is” and “Why are you covering those up, sweetie, you’ll get noticed more if you don’t,” respectively.)*

            *Not a viewpoint I myself agree with, just an observation.

          • another_steve

            An ongoing abomination of the 21st Century is the social stigma associated with the public display of female breasts vs. the “no problem” attitude associated with the display of male breasts.

            The difference there reflects the very worst of institutional religion’s teachings re female body shame. You know… “Eve’s sin.”

            For the life of me I cannot understand how municipalities are constitutionally allowed to ban women from going topless in public but not men.

            It boggles my mind that such laws could possibly pass constitutional muster in the United States.

          • Lizard

            Laws have to be challenged in court to be pass constitutional muster, and while I agree that there’s a good constitutional base for overturning them, there’s still a lot of shame surrounding nakedness, particularly for women. A woman would have to show that the law personally wrongs her or violates her rights, which would be difficult to prove, and can you imagine the vitriol she’d receive? The name-calling and slut-shaming? I can’t really blame them for saving themselves the grief.

          • Reality.Bites

            I believe such laws have been challenged in New York state and I know they have in Ontario.

            The law wasn’t upheld in Ontario. I don’t think it reached a very high court. It wasn’t a law the government saw much point in fighting for – there certainly aren’t many women doing it casually. Normally just at Pride and other events.

            The law on public nudity has been thrown out in Ontario as well. Court has held that naked means naked, and that as long as you’re wearing an item of clothing – like, say, flip-flops, you’re not naked.

          • another_steve

            The progressive libertarian in me rebels at so-called “nudity laws.” Government has no role in enforcing the covering up of the human form. Male or female.

            If you (generic “you”) don’t like it, are offended, then look away.

          • Bluto
          • Todd20036

            MUCH better.

            And no plastic!

          • FAEN

            WOOF! Please send him in the mail.

          • clay

            mmmm mommy.

          • trouble94114

            Thanks for sharing.. I needed something to get the heart beating a little faster today.

          • WICKET99

            Melania’s are not breasts; they’re some sort of plastic.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Well, lets not get into what Barbara B did during her 2 missing years.
          Disgusting.

          • Bluto

            Some things are better off unknown.

          • trouble94114

            Barbara Boxer or Barbara Bush… ?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Former First lady

      • Tomcat

        Don’t worry she can’t hurt you.

      • Todd20036

        That photo exposes more than Melanoma.

        It exposes the hypocrisy of the GOP.

        After making fun of Michelle Obama for the least little, inconsequential thing, now we have a first lady who has done lesbian porn.

        So you’re damned right we are showing that photo.

        Over and over again.

        No matter how plastic she is.

        • Reality.Bites

          Can’t we show it to them instead of each other?

          If I have to be near a naked photo of Melanoma, I’d rather it be on a sign I’m standing behind.

        • FAEN

          You just know a good deal of Cheeto Nazis beat off to that daily.

          That’s partly why my ex bro in law voted for McCain(Palin might fuck him)and Cheeto(Melania might fuck him and Nazi leanings were a bonus). Not kidding either.

          • Daveed_WOW

            It’s why Ann coulter is so valuable. Some men think if they agree with everything she says they might get a crack at her.

          • MBear

            Looks like shes smoked enough crack

          • Robincho

            In-law fratricide. Let’s look into it, ‘kay?…

        • Daveed_WOW

          They hated her for growing vegetables and replaced the garden with one stale cheeto

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • RJ Bone

      ^This^

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  • JWC

    How many of these through other nams or holding companies are controlled byTRUMP LLC

  • Reality.Bites

    OT: PharmaDouche is selling his Wu Tang Clan album on eBay.

    https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/06/martin-shkreli-wu-tang-clan-ebay/

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      He’s also trying to buy Hillary’s hair. For real.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Mummy issue? So he can fab to it inside his cell?

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        What!?

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          I know, right? I resent living in an era where the Onion writers are put out of work and you have to add the words “srsly” or “for real” to most actual news stories because they’re so outlandish. This must be what that ancient Chinese curse was about.

          • Nowhereman

            We are indeed “living in interesting times.”

      • Jukesgrrl

        His explanation for why he wants it is positively unhinged. He’s gone off his rocker completely.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • JWC

      It totally blows me away Years ago bullshit stories were carried in the National Enquirer. Everryone knew they were bogus and such was accepted Once in awhile they got sued Today any major newscaster renowned or not can say what they want when they want with neither proof or verification and there are NO ramifications what so ever.A goodly portion of the population wanders off believing a misconception and everyone is fine with that

    • Tomcat

      What is not Russia?

      • Todd20036

        Don’t know. DOn’t care. Hannity isn’t even passingly acquitted with truth

        And Assange is a rapist who helped betray the US to Russia.

        The two deserve each other.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          And Rohrabacher’s nickname in DC is “Putin’s favorite congressman.”

          • FAEN

            A vile stinkhole of a person.

    • Cattleya1

      I wonder how much Hannity has gotten from the Russians?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Todd20036

      The only ones who will buy this crap are Nazis, and why should we care if they throw away their money?

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        I know, but this really makes me barf.

      • ColdCountry

        Because they’re funding Dump?

      • robindaybird

        Trump is getting that money.

    • bambinoitaliano

      That piss stained color coin is going to sell like hotcakes.

    • safari

      I imagine they’ll only go up in value once he dies in prison.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Usually but with the shit gibbon superficial value, to even recover the cost, they will need to be melted and remold into something more worthy.

        • Jon

          Like a bedpan.

    • boobert

      Made of luxurious pot metal and covered in a shiny gold rustoleum paint!

      • pch1013

        … in China.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          Jina

          • unsavedheathen

            Jornobyl

    • Tomcat

      Made from stolen brass funeral urns from all around America.

      • Nowhereman

        True that. If Trump ran a funeral home, he’s have a collection of gold teeth.

    • coram nobis

      As time passes it might have value as a novelty, or not.

      https://images.justcollecting.com/large/M1576/PIC1000071436/BBHIVGFWRZ.JPG

      • Jukesgrrl

        Do you own that gem, you nabob of negativity?

        • coram nobis

          It’s “nattering nabob”, thank you.

      • Cattleya1

        I’m holding out for the Spiro T. Agnew standing hall clock…

        • coram nobis

          There was a Gahan Wilson cartoon with that theme.

          • Cattleya1

            You caught me out! I still look at his cartoons from time to time.

          • coram nobis

            “The Paranoid Abroad” was his masterpiece, although the Moorne Castle monster had his charms.

          • Cattleya1

            I liked the one where the old lady is telling the gardener he would do well to locate the delphiniums elsewhere.

          • coram nobis

            Yes I remember that one too.

    • FAEN

      O M F G 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

    • greenmanTN

      Trump actually used footage of these ‘coins’ being made to tout his manufacturing initiative.

      http://www.salon.com/2017/09/06/donald-trumps-campaign-releases-an-unintentionally-orwellian-commercial/

    • Nowhereman

      Gag!

    • Guffey

      Pence who?

      • Daveed_WOW

        Pence is the amount he’s donating

    • Tom Mears

      Just like trump’s tiny hands, it looks big in the picture, but small in real life. 2.75″ is halfway between a silver dolar and a beer coaster.

      • Daveed_WOW

        Offensive to beer coasters

  • Todd20036

    Even the Red Cross sucked up to trump for a pittance. To Trump, a million dollars is like $10 for the rest of us

    • safari

      It’s not going to come out of his pockets either way

    • thatotherjean

      So he would like us to believe. Considering how much debt we know that he owes, I doubt it.

    • CB

      Allegedly

  • boobert

    Coming from donations to the trump foundation or campaign, of course !

    • Lizard

      IANAL, but wouldn’t that constitute a misuse of campaign funds?

      • safari

        Why should it? Reportedly he’s using it to pay some of his legal fees.

      • Reality.Bites

        Why are you telling us that you anal?

        Many of us do. 😉

  • j.martindale

    Today I sent my charitable donation to the secular Doctors without Borders. They need it more than Texas.

    • Jukesgrrl

      That’s a great charity, IMHO.

  • bambinoitaliano

    In return all these charities have to rebook their annual cocktail party at Mar-a-Largo? Irma can’t wipe that piece of estate from the face of the earth fast enough.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Lars Littlefield

    No money for Houston’s underground clown college? Ask Pittsburg what they think about that.

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/599vya/cops-find-it-style-red-balloons-tied-to-sewer-grates-in-pennsylvania-vgtrn

  • Tomcat

    Anyone want to bet all of these hold events at Mar-A Lago?

  • Tomcat

    Would be better to hold all donations for people that lose health care. They will need help more than TEXANS. Most of those homes looked very rich.

    • JWC

      I know people in Texas are sufferring and definetly need help I do not begrudge them a nickle But the way Texas act as a state of the nation , they, as a state , deserve nothing.They never act in the national interest They are Texans and they don’t have to Ya well maybe be a bit humble and pull your horns in You are, after all ,people first Americans second and then you are Texans

  • Tawreos

    I guess it is ok to just straight up pay Graham for services rendered because of a hurricane.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      What do you think prayers grow on trees?

  • Tomcat

    And taxpayers are going to donate lifetime government pensions to trump family members.

  • HKDaniel

    Vouchers for free cake at Mar a Lago with the purchase of 2 nights accommodation.

  • Mike

    There’s always Ben Carson’s charity, Doctors Without Intelligence.

    • FAEN

      LOL!

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Well they did make it easy for the media to know who to ask for proof of payment. And who wants to bet the checks will be from Trump’s foundation, (i.e. other people’s money)?

  • I’ll believe it when the money is in someone’s account and actually helping someone.

    • Jukesgrrl

      These organizations would do the president a great favor if they photographed the canceled checks. I know I won’t believe these contributions until I see that.

  • Ken M

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Eagle_Stadium.jpg Eagle Stadium in Allen, TX. This stadium cost $60Million and is the property of the Allen HIGH SCHOOL. Someone say TX needs money?

    • Jukesgrrl

      Texas isn’t dipping into its “Rainy Day Fund” to help in the Harvey cleanup either, according to the governor. I can’t begin to imagine what was more of a rainy day than Harvey.

      • MBear

        #NoFedAid4TX

        LOL

    • Nowhereman

      I wonder how much they spend on their science labs. Oh wait, I forgot. Science is from the pits of hell.
      Seriously, any state that would allow this kind of wasteful spending sure doesn’t need any federal money.

      • djcoastermark

        Well heck, it’s easy and cheap to fund a science lab there. Just go to your local dollar store and pick up an age appropriate Bible. The more color pichers, the better.

    • TexasBoy

      They’re building them everywhere here. STUPID! Ours currently has the biggest Jumbotron of any Texas High School, and we’re a town of $30,000 people. Yet people are wondering why our school taxes went up?

    • thatotherjean

      I know that football is next to religion in Texas, but that’s ridiculous! If Texas spent on education what it spends on sports, they’d have the best-educated kids in the country.

    • William
  • Nowhereman

    Where is he going to get the money? His foundation is under investigation and he doesn’t have any money of his own. None that he’ll donate at any rate. Go as the Sandy victims what they did with their Trump donation…

  • RJ Bone

    Yeah, okay, I know two of those. SA is… No. Their LGBT policies are terrible.

    Habitat for Humanity is good, as far as I know. Team Rubicon is supposed to be awesome, again from what I know.

    In any of these cases, someone needs to follow up and get specifics for how it’s being paid and when, how often, etc.

    Because Hair Furor and his spawn are terrible about charity that doesn’t benefit them

  • TexasBoy

    Interesting that Trump hasn’t said anything about what an awesome, bigly, marvelous job he’s doing to prepare Puerto Rico for Irma….I doubt he even realizes it is a US possession.

    • Friday

      A little late for that. Actually he’s stil trying to get the disaster budgets cut during multiple disasters and demanding tax cuts for the rich, cutting off DACA actual revenues, *and* demanding to spend billions on a useless wall, etc etc.

  • fuzzybits

    Color me surprised that the Humane Society and SPCA received money.

    • Friday

      Wait till they’ve actually received it to be surprised. A Trump ‘pledge’ ain’t worth the tweet it was written on.

      • Natty Enquirer

        In this case, it originated from Colonel Sanders at a press conference, so not worth much more.

  • JCF

    “Samaritan’s Purse … received $100,000.”

    Great. Money going to Franklin Fucking Graham!!!

    >:-(

    • Daveed_WOW

      Should cover his annual salary

  • JCF

    “Trump had pledged to donate”

    Is another one of things, where Drumpf gets OTHER people to donate, in his name? [IIRC, Drumpf Charities pulled that scam before]

  • Natty Enquirer

    I thought this quote sounded fishy. The article has been updated to change “received” to “were promised.” This is just a list of pledges. No money has actually changed hands.

  • coram nobis

    New story up at NYT: apparently a Russian agency bought over $100,000 in ads on Facebook during the election.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/technology/facebook-russian-political-ads.html

    Does this damage Donald or Mark Z. more?

    • Robincho

      Yes…

  • Rick

    Oh great. More money to the Salvation Homophobes.

  • MBear

    Oh…donating to right wing bigot hate groups. Go figure

  • abqdan

    Hate organizations, like the Salvation Army – lovely. Meanwhile, Michael Dell (of Dell Computers) has donated $36 million to the relief efforts… And Trump can only come up with $1million?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    This website rates charities. https://www.charitynavigator.org/

  • SDG

    And NOTHING for the Jewish Federation-Greater Houston!!!

    • djcoastermark

      Nor the LGBT+ Montrose Center. (not really a surprise with t rump) The gaps tell a lot.

  • ThelmaSTaylor

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family!!!
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it >>>http://GoogleFinancialJobsCash48TopNetwork/GetPay$97/Hour…..