White House says Trump will donate $1 million to hurricane aid

Sarah Sanders asked reporters for suggestions for where the funds should go.

"I'm happy to tell you that he … would like to join in the efforts that a lot of the people that we've seen across this country do and he's pledging $1 million of personal money to the fund," said Sanders, who then told reporters at the briefing room that Trump was interested in their suggestions on where to direct the donation.

Despite controversy throughout his presidential campaign over Trump's history of charitable giving, Sanders said Tuesday that he would be making the donation to those in the region affected by Harvey with pride.

"He'll pledge, proudly, $1 million of his own personal money to help the people of both Texas and Louisiana," she said.