Over the course of the 2016 election, Donald Trump often had trouble raising money to fund his campaign, and now he’s having that same problem of stirring up funds to pay staffers on his transition team.
Trump has dispatched Kellyanne Conway to Buffalo, New York, where she will speak at a $5,000 a person gathering in an attempt to raise much-needed operating funds for the Trump transition.
Presidential transitions are funded in part by taxpayer dollars, but the vast majority of the money comes from large donors who pay for access to the president-elect or high-level members of his staff.
Even longtime Trump supporter Chris Collins, a GOP Congressman from New York, admitted:
“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.”
Trump’s latest moves to raise money for the transition drew heavy criticism from Democrats, including Jeremy Zellner, Democratic county chair for Erie County, who commented:
“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.”
That should come as no surprise to anyone given the fact that Trump is a pathological liar and the vast majority of his supporters are too stupid and/or gullible to care that he is about to fleece them and the country while he pretends to serve as president.
Trump will run the Oval Office like an ATM machine, and his only goal is to enrich himself. That’s how sociopathic narcissists operate.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org