Florida man starts GoFundMe campaign for Trump's border wall


However, the campaign itself is attributed to Brian Kolfage Jr., a Florida Air Force veteran who lost three limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004.

Saying that the President has "followed through on just about every promise" he made in his campaign, Kolfage says it's every citizen's duty to help Trump overcome Democratic resistance to the wall and "make America safe again".

It's been two years since Donald Trump won the presidential election after repeatedly promising to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. It's raised more than $6 million in three days.

The White House suggested earlier Thursday that Trump was not on board with the critical spending agreement because it lacked billions of dollars for "steel slats or a wall" at the Mexican border.

Kolfage says his grandparents immigrated to the United States legally, adding, 'they did it the correct way and it's time we uphold our laws and get this wall BUILT!'

"We saw some folks are raising money for a border wall to keep out our migrant siblings and fellow human beings, who are fleeing violence and persecution and whose tragically-underpaid labor is essential to the USA economy", the page reads.

Brain Kolfage set up a fundraiser for the border wall
FacebookBrain Kolfage set up a fundraiser for the border wall

"I have grandparents who immigrated to America legally, they did it the correct way and it's time we uphold our laws, and get this wall BUILT!"

Trump has demanded that money for the wall be allotted in Congress' yet-to-be-passed plan to fund parts of the government, which is due Friday at midnight, The New York Times reported.

So far, the border wall fundraiser still sits well above funds for the March For Our Lives and even the Tree of Life Synagogue victims' fund.

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. The president has already denied that a wall per se was his preferred plan - "beautiful" steel slats are better, he claims, plus they will "save us billions". "We can do this", he writes.

Kolfage said that he hopes the money raised "will jumpstart things" and "be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians".

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