Millions of Americans are upset, disappointed and disillusioned by the partisan infighting that has brought our nation to a stand-still.
Don’t forget that when Donald Trump was announced as the next President of the United States, Democrats automatically declared that they would do anything and everything possible to prevent Trump from carrying out any of his campaign promises, including the building of a border wall.
Due to the partisan infighting, one disabled American veteran, Brian Kolfage Jr., decided he would try to help fund the border wall by creating a GoFundMe page for border wall funding.
Within days, the page raised $15 million, setting a GoFundMe record.
After the GoFundMe page was going well, Kolfage decided to establish a non-profit that would use the funds to directly build the wall without involving the federal government.
American Military News – $20 million donated to viral border wall GoFundMe set to be refunded – The $20 million that have been donated to a GoFundMe page to help fund President Donald Trump’s wall along the southern border are going to be refunded.
Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage Jr., who started the campaign, announced on Friday he had formed a non-profit in Florida to receive money from GoFundMe contributions to build the wall himself with a team of officials without the help of the federal government.
“We are better equipped than our own government to use the donated funds to build an actual wall on the southern border,” Kolfage Jr. said in his announcement of the new plan. “Our highly experienced team is highly confident that we can complete significant segments of the wall in less time, and for far less money, than the federal government, while meeting or exceeding all required regulatory, engineering, and environmental specifications.”
But GoFundMe said due to a change in where the money would actually be going, from the federal government to a non-profit, the $20 million will be returned to the more than 337,000 who donated…
Donors so have 90-days to let GoFundMe know that they still wish their donations to go to the non-profit – We Build the Wall, Inc.
Kolfage has announced that 100% of the funds will go to building the wall.
He also announced that We Build the Wall, Inc., has a border of directors consisting of Kansas gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
We Build the Wall, Inc’s GoFundMe page has a goal of $1 billion, all of which would be used to build as much of the border wall as possible.
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