A GoFundMe page created to raise money to build a border wall started by Iraq War veteran and triple amputee, Brian Kolfage, has already raised over $13 million from Americans who want that wall built.
Kolfage titled his fundraiser the “We The People Will Fund The Wall,” noting that one of Trump’s main promises was to build a wall on the southern border.
“Like a majority of those American citizens who voted to elect President Donald J Trump, we voted for him to Make America Great Again. President Trump’s main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he’s followed through on just about every promise so far, this wall project needs to be completed still,” Kolfage wrote on his fundraising page.
“As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today. Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society,” he added.
The veteran told fans that he has ancestors who were immigrants, but they came legally.
“If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall. That equates to roughly 5Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that’s half the wall. We can do this,” he wrote.
Naturally, the liberal media is already looking for a way to destroy Kolfage’s character.
According to Daily Wire:
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.”
“In October, Right Wing News was pulled down by Facebook in a sweep of more than 559 pages that the company said were ‘using fake accounts … to drive traffic to their websites’ or ‘were ad farms using Facebook to mislead people into thinking that they were forums for legitimate political debate,'” NBC reports. “Days after the pulldown, Kolfage created a group called Fight4FreeSpeech, which accepts donations, and is also not referenced in the GoFundMe.”
Asked by NBC about failing to note his connection to Right Wing News or Fight4FreeSpeech, Kolfage said he didn’t want those projects to be a “distraction” to the wall fundraising effort, which has a billion-dollar goal.
“I don’t wanna mix the two. That shouldn’t be the focus,” he said. “My personal issues have nothing to do with building the wall.”
Kolfage has also promised that the money raised by the GoFundMe page will only go to wall funding. He has various assurances and explanations on his site if you are interested.
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