GoFundMe for President Trump's border wall raises millions in days

GoFundMe for President Trump's border wall raises millions in days

"If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall", the page reads.

In the campaign's description, Kolfage - who underwent three amputations after he was severely injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 - wrote that he feels "deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today".

The page's fundraising goal is set at $1 billion, what he said was the upper limit for the site, but he actually wants to raise five times that amount to finance the entire wall project.

As President Trump grapples with lawmakers to secure funding for his border wall project, supporters of the controversial border measure are hoping to deliver via their own wallets. Trump even took to Twitter to reaffirm his stance on the wall claiming that they'd get it built "one way or the other".

In this February 28, 2018 photo, the sun sets over the U.S. -Mexico border wall that runs into the Pacific Ocean in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Kolfage, The Hill reported, got the idea from The New York Post, which ran a column headlined, "Why hasn't someone made a GoFundMe for Trump's wall?"

More than 14,000 people donated a little over $900,000 to the cause as of Wednesday evening. But that's not stopping Brian Kolfage Jr., a triple-amputee Air Force veteran and conservative activist.

Which is just $998 million short of Kolfage's goal, of one billion dollars. And Kolfage emphasizes that "if we don't reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny".

According to information on the "We The People Will Fund The Wall" page, Kolfage is working with the Trump administration to ensure all funds raised will go toward "the Trump wall". Just this week, Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo introduced a bill that would allow Americans to buy "border bonds" to raise the $US5 billion Trump is asking for to build the wall.

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