Florida man raises money online for US President Donald Trump’s border wall
Washington, March 8: US President Donald Trump might still be facing problems to make his much talked about border wall with Mexico a reality but his supporters are not ready to give up yet. A man from Florida has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds online for the wall and said "it's up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling".
He had raised more than $10 million by the third week of December 2018 with a goal of 1 billion dollars.
Trump has been seeking $5 billion from the Congress for the project and tussle between the two over funding of the wall even saw the US plunging into a month-long partial government shutdown in December-January. Trump even declared a national emergency last month to get his wall project completed without any hindrance.
The man Brian Kolfage who describes himself as a Purple Heart war veteran who lost three limbs, said if each of the 63 million people who voted for Trump in the last election pledged $80 each, the wall could be built.
Building the wall along the US's southern border which sees entry of a whole lot of immigrants was Trump's electoral promise and he is ready to fight to the hilt to get it in place.
However, the Congress, which saw the Opposition Democrats making a comeback in the mid-term elections last November, is not ready to comply leading to a stalemate.
Kolfage wrote on the GoFundMe page that "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."