Trump pledges $1M for Harvey—$4M less than what he once offered for Obama’s birth certificate

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According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Donald Trump is pledging $1 million dollars for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts—exactly $4 million dollars less than when he offered Barack Obama $5 million for his birth certificate in 2012. Because priorities: 

NEW: Trump pledging $1 million to a fund for Harvey relief, Sarah Huckabee Sanders says.

— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 31, 2017

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Sure, $1 million is a lot of money, but Donald Trump is also worth $10 billion dollars (allegedly). Folks on Twitter were quick to note that it makes his $1 million donation .01% of his assets. “Median net assets for Americans = $44,900. So it’s like donating $4.49.” That is, if that money even comes from him and not the Trump Foundation instead. Say, did President Obama ever get that check?

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