Trump Struggling To Pay Salaries

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We’re all almost tired of winning, the Trump Transition has been going so well. But one of his top congressional supporters says the Transition is actually struggling to pay salaries. Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) told a Buffalo area radio station: “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.”

The presidential transition is funded with a mix of federal and private funds. Needless to say, President-Elect Trump is free to self-fund the transition to whatever extent he wishes. And fundraising should not be a problem since unlike candidates, presidents-elect are sure things. Anyone is happy to give money to the man who is about to become president.

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