Mexico and US border crossing to San Diego County from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Guillermo Arias / AFP / Getty Images
President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to shut the government over funding for its border. But when the issue of money for his campaign proposal again goes to Congress, a man believes that he may have found a solution: Crowds Financing.
Brian Kolfage, a 37-year-old resident of Florida who was seriously injured in the Iraq war, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to complete Trump’s signature promise. The campaign has increased over $ 1.5 million over the three days since it began with an overall goal of $ 1 billion.
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Trump originally told congressional leaders that he would accept no less than $ 5 billion for his wall in a bill to keep the most of the federal government open. for the total Cost of a wall has varied – Trump has even changed to an original vision for a continuous stretch across the border – but usually falls somewhere in the range of between 12 and 20 billion dollars. A staff report written for Senate Democrats claimed that the price could be as much as $ 70 billion.
In a statement on the campaign website, Kolfage said that $ 1 billion is the current maximum for GoFundMe, but he is working to raise it. He added that if the approximately 63 million Americans who voted for Trump donated $ 80 each, they would be able to raise the $ 5 billion the president asks for the Congress.
“Democrats will stop this project with all possible means and play political games to ensure President Trump does not get his victory [sic],” wrote Kolfage. “You’d better see President Trump fail, than to see America succeed. But if we can fund a large part of this wall, things will jump and there will be less money that Trump has to secure from our politicians.”  US Capitol “data size =” promo_xsmall_rectangle “/>