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While Everyone in DC Squabbles Over the Wall, This Vet’s Private Fundraiser for It Just Hit $19 Million

Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee veteran, continues to inch his way toward making President Donald Trump’s campaign promise come true, despite top Democrats fighting to provide any funding for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Kolfage found himself under attack on his second deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom when a rocket exploded 3-feet from him, leaving him wounded with a collapsed lung and multiple amputations.

Despite the setbacks, the former Air Force Security Forces airman continues the fight for the American people and for building the border wall that the president is adamant about.

A few days after he created the GoFundMe page titled, “We The People Will Fund The Wall,” the private fundraiser had around $3.5 million, which jumped to over $12 million just days after.

While those in Washington, D.C. bicker back-and-forth over the wall, the Air Force veteran has raised $19,785,756, as of publication, for the construction of the border wall.

Posted by Brian Kolfage on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kolfage wrote on the GoFundMe page:

“Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victor. They’d rather see President Trump fail, than see America succeed. However, 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.”

While top Democrats battle with the president over funding, Kolfage previously revealed how he has surprisingly received support from “many Democrats who say they support this wall.”

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) introduced new legislation called “Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act” which would allow private citizens’ contributions to help fund and maintain a border wall.

The Air Force veteran’s nearly $20 million raised continues to gain contributors as President Trump delivered a televised presidential message on Tuesday to urge Democrats to back his push for $5.6 billion in border wall funding to curb illegal immigration and drugs.

“This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border,” he said during his speech. “This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end.”

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