Some Americans are taking up the cause themselves. A Florida Air Force veteran’s GoFundMe page has raised more than $900,000 for President Donald Trump’s border wall over the past three days. More than 11,400 supporters have donated. The campaign titled “We The People Will Fund The Wall” was created by Purple Heart Recipient and triple amputee veteran Brian Kolfage, 37. Its goal is $1 billion. Kolfage told to media that the campaign was in response to “inaction from politicians on both sides of the aisle.” He calculated “if the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall.”
If the campaign doesn’t come significantly close to reaching its $1 billion goal, it pledges to refund donors all money contributed. “I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today,” Kolfage explained on the GoFundMe 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,” he added. Kolfage compared his campaign to a charity. The White House this week began discussing other funding options too. More than a third of Republicans said they would contribute their own money to privately fund Trump’s border wall, according to a poll released Tuesday.