Jimmy Kimmel mocks ‘dopey’ Trump supporters for starting border wall GoFundMe page

Soldiers assigned to 87th Sapper Company place concertina wire on a border wall near Douglas Arizona Nov. 15 2018. U.S. Northern Command is providing military support to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secu

U.S. Army Spc. Jennily LeonRodriguez

There are some worthy GoFundMes, some silly GoFundMes, and then there is this GoFundMe, which has raised almost $7 million dollars for Donald Trump's goddamn border wall in just three days.

Right now, Trump is asking for $5 billion to build the a wall on America's southern border - and he is threatening to shut down the government if he cannot get the funding.

Rapidly, an adversary GoFundMe page went up to fund-raise for "Steps to Get Over Trump's Wall".

"On the off chance that the 63 million individuals who voted in favor of Trump each promise $80, we can manufacture the divider".

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.

A grassroots online campaign to fund President Trump's proposed border wall roared past $8.7 million on Thursday, but questions remained about whether the feds would be able to accept the gift.

On his GoFundMe page, Kolfage says that as a triple-amputee veteran with a family it's important to "ensure future generations have everything [U.S. citizens] have today".

One campaign aims to make up the shortfall in funding for Mr Trump's border wall, the other fundraises for "ladders" to help people over it.

Brian Kolfage, an Air Force veteran who lost his legs and right arm during his second deployment in Iraq in 2004, started a GoFundMe campaign to fund a border wall between the United States and Mexico - and has raised more than $1,000,000 in two days.

Kolfage was on Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's Veterans Advisory Committee, which he says on his website that he helped her make "vital decisions which helped veterans nationally".

We have contacted the Trump Administration to secure a point of contact where all the funds will go upon completion.

The Senate has been called back into session to consider a package approved by House Republicans late Thursday that includes the $5.7 billion Trump wants for the border with Mexico.

The page was launched as Trump and Congress were working to pass a short-term government spending bill and avoid a shutdown.

Ladders to Get Over Trump's Wall has so far raised over $70,000 in the space of a day.

Trying to do his part to secure America's border as the Democratic Party continues to stymie Trump's plan to build the wall, the American patriot is urging fellow citizens to contribute to the effort. Whether this is true or not, what's clear is that Congress will not be funding the wall anytime soon.

However his ongoing vacillation - combined with his prior surrenders to Democratic leaders on funding for the border wall - have created the sort of pervasive mistrust among his core supporters that may prove politically fatal when contemplating his already dim reelection prospects.

If the goal isn't reached, the organizers said noting tongue in cheek that the idea might indeed seem a bit ludicrous, then they would donate any money raised to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, or RAICES, a Texas nonprofit that provides free legal services to immigrants and refugees.

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