In just five days, roughly $11 million were raised by over 175,000 people - yet one late-night host took the opportunity to mock their efforts. A few people dropped considerable amounts of cash, with several donations totaling $10,000 or more, and the highest single contribution being $50,000. Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee Iraq war veteran, has answered the call. He said he's mirroring this effort off of the $7.5 million donation that was forked over to fix the Washington Monument.
Responding to a GoFundMe page by an Army veteran that has raised more than $13 million to fund a border wall, a transgender woman and human-rights activist has set up a page to pay for ladders so people can climb over the wall advocated by President Trump.
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So far, US President Donald Trump can't get the US Congress - or Mexico - to pay for the "delightful" divider he has since quite a while ago guaranteed to expand on the southern fringe.
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The site posted a goal of $140 million and garnered more than $80,000 in donations as of Thursday night.
NBC's beef with Kolfage is a recent business venture he doesn't mention in his bio sketch on the Build the Wall GoFundMe page: a Facebook page pulled by the platform titled Right Wing News "and a ring of affiliate sites that frequently trafficked in conspiracy theories". Approval from Congress would be needed before the GoFundMe cash could be directed to the Department of Homeland Security.
You can donate to "Ladders to Get Over Trump's Wall" here.
Presenting his credentials that he has lost 3 limbs while being in a warzone, Kolfage enlists the support of countrymen for building up the wall, claiming that he had contacts with the Trump administration and had been regularly showing up on TV channels. President Trump's main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. He also says, "We are working with a law firm on a legal document that will bind the government to using the funds for the border wall itself, nothing else".
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The government has accepted large private donations before, most recently a billionaire donated $7.5 Million to fund half of the Washington Monument repairs in 2012; this is no different.
Even if the fund does not make it to its ambitious $5 billion dollar target, now capped at 1 billion by GoFundMe, Kolfage hopes it will "jumpstart things" and make it easier for President Trump to secure the remaining funds from "our politicians". "We will get it done, one way or the other!"
"And for a wall that will not be built with funds that will certainly not be raised for a problem that isn't remedied by a wall". "It was a no-brainer that this was the place we were going to move to", he said to WUFW at the time.
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