On Tuesday, Inside the Beltway reported the existence of some 200 GoFundMe sites dedicated to raising money for the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. One has now hit the jackpot. That would be “The Trump Wall,” a GoFundMe site created on Sunday which charged past $11 million in donations, part of a goal of raising $1 billion to fund the barrier. The hashtag #GoFundtheWall is now among the top-10 trending topics on Twitter.
The news comes at a pivotal time when Trump fans ponder the news that Democrats have turned down President Trump’s request for $5 billion to fund the wall — while a $30 billion “investment” is available for recipients in Central America.
All that aside, this successful GoFundMe site is evidence that the grass-roots are still very much engaged on this issue.
The “We the People Will Fund the Wall” outreach was launched by Brian Kolfage, a U.S. Air Force senior airman who was severely wounded on his second Iraq deployment during a rocket attack on Balad Air Base in 2004. His campaign — gofundme.com/thetrumpwall — is percolating with donations and reached $1 million by late Wednesday afternoon. – READ MORE