Here’s a surprise!
Donald Trump’s much reviled campaign manager-turned-Communications Counselor Kellyanne Conway will visit Buffalo, New York 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.
“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,” said Congressman Chris Collins, who has been an advocate for Trump since early in his presidential campaign.
Election campaign funds cannot be used to cover the expenses of the President-elect’s transition team.
Erie County Democratic Chairman Jeremy Zellner released a statement about the fundraiser, where he slammed the President-elect for the event.
“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,” said Zellner.
Zellner asked, “What is this money even for?” and criticized Trump for “putting [the system] to work for himself” after claiming he was self-funding his presidential bid.