While Congress denies Trump, veteran's page raises $2.8 million toward border wall

GoFundMe campaign for Trump's border wall nears $3m in 3 days lailasnews

Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer of NY said Democrats oppose Trump's border demands because the wall is "inefficient" and because Trump, as a candidate, promised that Mexico would pay for it, which Mexico has refused to do.

Kolfage wrote on his fundraising page that if every Trump voter donates $80 to his wall-building campaign, they will raise $5 billion needed to build the border wall.

According to information on the GoFundMe page, Kolfage feels "deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today".

Brian Kolfage, a motivational speaker who speaks about being a triple amputee, is behind the campaign and promised the funds will be held until the campaign can ensure all the money goes toward paying for the border wall.

Since launching the campaign three days ago, it has raised over $1.3 million - an amount that continues to grow.

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"Like a majority of those American citizens who voted to elect President Donald J Trump, we voted for him to Make America Great Again", the fundraiser notes. "That equates to roughly 5Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that's half the wall".

Kolfage created the campaign on Sunday with a goal of $1 billion. "I knew there was a possible way to do this with so many people passionate about the cause", he told the outlet. Kolfage said he's working with the company to change that. The triple amputee and military veteran launched the campaign on December 16, setting an initial goal of $200 million.

The Trump administration's plans to fund the wall project remains in limbo. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) that would fund the border wall with savings bonds Americans could purchase.

Kolfage, who did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot's request for comment, told Splinter the wall is a "common sense" solution to assuage public demand, despite the fact that most polls show most Americans don't want it.

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