Kellyanne Conway Dispatched To Raise Money As Broke Trump Can't Afford Transition Team

Kellyanne Conway Dispatched To Raise Money As Broke Trump Can’t Afford Transition Team

Kellyanne Conway Tries To Rescue Broke Trump Transition Team

Kellyanne Conway will be headlining a fundraiser at the cost of $5,000 per-person, because the Trump transition team is struggling financially and the self-proclaimed billionaire President-elect can’t raise the funds.

Monies donated to the active political campaign cannot be used for the transition team. In addition, transitions are only partially funded by taxpayers. The President-elect can use his own money in order to make up the difference, but few have ever been forced into that position. Traditionally, the majority of the funds used to pay for the transition team comes from donors in an open attempt to get one-on-one time with the incoming president, as well as snagging invites to the inauguration in order to chum it up with celebrities.

But as fundraising during the campaign proved to be difficult for Trump, so does raising the necessary funds to pay for the Trump transition team that is already far behind where previous administration’s transition teams have been at.

Attempts to raise money for the Trump transition team haven’t been successful. And now, the Trump transition team is financially floundering. Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), a Trump supporter from the beginning of his campaign, openly admitted that Trump is struggling.

“Mr. Trump held a fundraiser down in New York City a few weeks back and did raise some money, but they have, I would use the word, ‘struggled’ to raise the private funds needed to pay these individuals who are working on behalf of the taxpayers but not being paid by the government.”

So Trump has dispatched Kellyanne Conway to Buffalo to fund the Trump transition, for an “exclusive” fundraiser, WBFO reports.

“President-elect Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager-turned-Communications Counselor Kellyanne Conway will visit Buffalo this week for an exclusive fundraiser.

“Conway will speak at a Thursday afternoon luncheon at the Westin Buffalo hotel. The $5000 per person event is intended to raise funds to cover the costs of Trump’s transition team, including their salaries.”

Rep. Collins will be available to lend Kellyanne Conway a hand as they attempt to raise money to pay for the Trump transition.

“President-elect Trump knows I am a true supporter,” said Collins. “I’m not asking for a job in the administration. I’m doing this because I want to help America move forward, make America great again. This is being done because we’re at a critical point in our country’s future and this, like I say, is a very important piece to him, personally.”

Donald Trump Campaigned On ‘Self-Funding’

But even as Trump supporter Rep. Collins gushes about the affair, others are less impressed. Local Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner openly criticized the President-elect over the Trump transition fundraiser. The following statement was released in reaction to the upcoming fundraiser:

“He hasn’t even taken the oath, and Donald Trump is already breaking his promises to the American people. After campaigning on ‘draining the swamp’ and a commitment to the working class, Trump is sending his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway to Buffalo to grab big money from the same elite he railed against for a year and a half.”

Zellner then asked, “What is this money even for?” and then slammed Trump for “putting [the system] to work for himself” after months of campaign-trail claims that he self-funded his presidential bid.

RELATED: Trump’s New Year’s Eve Party Put Nearly $500,000 In His Pocket From Pay-To-Play Guests

Trump recently held a party for New Year’s Eve that raised around $500,000, but that money is not earmarked for funding the transition and, instead, seems to have been purely for-profit.

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