The border wall may have been the most common thread among supporters of President Donald Trump in 2016. Congress, however, has been reluctant to fund the construction of the border wall.
And Mexico isn’t going to foot the bill either.
Enter the American people and the Internet.
Brian Kolfage has created a Go Fund Me page called “We The People Will Fund The Wall.” The campaign has raised more than $370,000 in two days. So far 6,067 people have donated. While $371,324 seems like a lot, the goal is $1 billion.
Kolfage wrote he has a verified blue check Facebook page as a public figure and is a triple amputee veteran.
“As a veteran who has given so much, three limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today,” says the Go Fund Me page.
“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.”
Kolfage said if the 63 million Americans who voted for Trump each pledged $80, the wall would be funded.
“Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victory,” Kolfage wrote. “They’d rather see President Trump fail than see America succeed. However, 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.”
John Renken of Sioux Center said he donated.
“I donated because for once the American people deserve to get what’s best for them,” he said. “If that means raising the funds privately to circumvent the bureaucracy, then so be it.”
Kolfage said he’s working to see if it’s possible to raise more than $1 billion, which is Go Fund Me’s current limit.