GoFundMe effort for Donald Trump’s wall hits $18M in 18 days
President Trump’s devoted fans have been contributing to an intense crowdfunding effort to help finance the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. “The Trump Wall” GoFundMe outreach is approaching $19 million in donations, accrued in 18 days, and donated by 312,000 people.
Donations are coming in, roughly, at $1 million a day.
“If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall. That equates to roughly $5 billion. Even if we get half, that’s half the wall. We can do this,” advises the site, launched on Dec. 16 by Brian Kolfage, a gravely wounded Air Force combat vet and triple amputee.
“If we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians. This won’t be easy, but it’s our duty as citizens. We can do it, and we can help President Trump make America safe again,” the site states.
Mr. Kolfage has organized active Twitter and Facebook accounts, and there also is a new public petition that has drawn 3.5 million signatures in a matter of days.
“The wall is being built! We are releasing full plan next week! We have full backing from people you love and trust! It’s happening! We are building the wall. We no longer need the government,” the petition states.
“This shows the resolve of the American people, and what they’re able to do when they come together on something,” Mr. Kolfage told Fox Business Network in an interview this week.
“Is there something you’re doing in conjunction with the president?” asked host Lou Dobbs.
“I don’t want to get into too many details. But the people’s money will fund the wall,” Mr. Kolfage replied, adding that more details would be revealed “when information is nailed down legally.”