Man starts GoFundMe campaign to help fund border wall

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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump have raised more than $10.9 million to help build a wall on the Mexican border, making it one of the biggest ever crowdfunding campaigns on GoFundMe.

As a disagreement over funding for the border wall threatens to shut down the government, a group of MAGA citizens are backing up the president by attempting to fund the border wall themselves.

The campaign, called "We The People Will Fund The Wall", was launched by veteran Brian Kolfage.

The reception toward Kolfage's fundraising is far from the reaction when Arizona lawmakers similarly tried to raise money for border fencing several years ago.

The pledge drive aims to raise $1 billion to "uphold our laws, and get this wall BUILT!"

U.S. veteran and amputee Brian Kolfage aims to raise $1 billion with his "We The People Will Fund The Wall" fundraiser, and use the money to construct the 2,000-mile wall along the USA border.

"That equates to roughly five billion dollars, even if we get half, that's half the wall".

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Kolfage is able to keep every donation he receives, regardless if he reaches his goal.

A United States army veteran and activist has set up a charity GoFundMe page to pay for ladders so people can climb over Donald Trump's proposed Mexican border wall.

"I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I'll build them very inexpensively", he said. "We're working with organizers to make sure the money gets in the right hands to provide resources to our legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts fighting for immigrants in Texas and nationwide".

The government has accepted large private donations before, most recently a billionaire donated $7.5 Million to fund half of the Washington Monument repairs in 2012; this is no different. Then Trump changed course again, saying he wouldn't sign the bill passed by the Senate if it went through the House, unless it included funding for the wall. The president indicated he is prepared for a drawn-out battle to secure funding, and doesn't mind if a shutdown occurs.

On the fundraiser page, he promises contributors that "100 percent of your donations will go to the Trump Wall" and he contacted the White House to "secure a point of contact where all the funds will go upon completion".

NBC News reports Mr Kolfage previously ran a number of Facebook pages that were removed by the social media site for spreading false information. While the "We The People Will Fund the Wall" fundraiser has already raised an impressive $13 million out of its $1 billion goal, "Ladders" has only managed to raise $94,000.

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