A Gofundme titled ” We The People Will Fund The Wall ” has raised $1 million by more than 16,000 people since it began Monday, reportedly by a Miramar, Fla., “fundraising team,” the campaign says.
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.
The campaign’s goal is set to $1 billion, Gofundme’s campaign limit.
“If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall. That equates to roughly [$5 billion], even if we get half, that’s half the wall. We can do this,” Kolfage writes on the campaign, adding that he’s working with the website to increase its limit.
The White House has been searching for ways to secure $5 billion in funding for the president’s border wall project, as President Trump threatens to shutdown the government if funding isn’t provided. READ MORE