REPORT: Trump Is “Struggling” To Pay Transition Team

He’s totally self-funded! And broke, apparently. Buffalo’s NPR affiliate 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.

“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. Collins is joining business executives Jeremy Jacobs and Paul J. Harder in chairing the event. Planning began on Thursday, and Collins said he is pleased to lend a hand.