Trump Freaked Out When He Learned His Presidential Transition Team Cost Millions: ‘F*ck the Law - I Want My Money!’
A new article by journalist Michael Lewis claims that Donald Trump in 2016 went on a furious tirade when he learned that his campaign was required by law to fund a presidential transition team.
Trump grudgingly agreed to let Christie set up a separate fund aimed solely at raising money for the transition.
By August 2016, the transition team had hired hundreds people — and Trump found out by reading a newspaper article that the transition fund had raised millions of dollars to pay them.
“You’re stealing my money!” Trump yelled at them. “You’re stealing my f*cking money! What the f*ck is this?”
They tried to explain to Trump that campaigns are required by law to fund transition teams to ensure a smooth transfer of power after the election.
“F*ck the law,” Trump seethed, according to Lewis. “I don’t give a f*ck about the law. I want my f*cking money.”