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This story has been updated to reflect the updated donation total as of 12:30am ET on Thursday, December 20th. Donations appear to be continuing to roll in at an accelerating pace.
Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran who hails from Florida, has decided to set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
In just three days, Kolfage has raised more than $2,000,000. Kolfage created the campaign on Sunday, which is titled, “We the People Will Fund the Wall.”
The crowdfunding goal is $1 billion to help fund President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall — one of the president’s original campaign tent poles and a point of contention on both sides of the aisle.
Kolfage page states that “[i]t’s up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling.”
“If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall,” Kolfage continues. “That equates to roughly $5 billion, even if we get half, that’s half the wall. We can do this.”
Kolfage adds that as a triple-amputee veteran with a family of his own, he says it’s important to “ensure future generations have everything [U.S. citizens] have today.”
“As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today,” he writes. “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.”
Kolfage says that Democrats will stall the U.S-Mexico border wall “by every means possible” and will “play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victory.
“They’d rather see President Trump fail than see America succeed,” he adds, calling the wall “our duty as citizens,” and compares it to the World War II generation raising war bonds.
“[If] we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.”
The crowdfunding page has been shared on Facebook over 500,000 times at the time of this writing, and has been receiving regular donations by the minute.
At the time of this writing, the highest single donation has been $5,000.