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Is it a hoax fundraising campaign to pay for a border wall?
US Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage set up a GoFundMe campaign on Monday asking for supporters to pitch in to pay for the wall.
An internet fundraiser for Donald Trump’s border wall took in more than $7 million from over 131,000 donors.
The fundraising page doesn’t mention Kolfage’s most recent business venture, a Facebook page titled Right Wing News and a ring of affiliate sites that frequently trafficked in conspiracy theories. In October, Right Wing News was pulled down by Facebook in a sweep of more than 559 pages that the company said were “using fake accounts… to drive traffic to their websites” or “were ad farms using Facebook to mislead people into thinking that they were forums for legitimate political debate.”
Days after the pulldown, Kolfage created a group called Fight4FreeSpeech, which accepts donations, and is also not referenced in the GoFundMe.
Kolfage also ran Right Wing News’ shuttered affiliate sites including VeteranAF and FreedomDaily, which pushed false conspiracy theories, like ones claiming Hillary Clinton was secretly hiding deadly illnesses and fake voter fraud stories days before the 2016 election.
Those sites stopped operating in March, replaced with a string of text that said “This Website Has Gone Out of Business.”
As far as I know there is no mechanism in the federal government that would allow this.
- Anonymous2 years agoFavorite Answer
That money could be used to house and feed homeless people who exist in this country who were born here.
- 2 years ago
Losers r us '19
NOT AT ALL. Americans are sick and tired of illegals coming here and demand 'Free' everything. Americans also want to feel SAFE and SECURE.
- 2 years ago
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Quit being such a snot.
- Anonymous2 years ago
I predict, because mine was, this gets deleted very soon. I guess YA thinks because we reference this fund to answer the question "do American's want this wall" to be a solicitation for that fund. I heard about it on FOX I guess it was and immediately donated.
Read the fine print it details how giving this to the govt will work or it will not be paid out.
- AlLv 62 years ago
Not a hoax, he is Just a former soldier who is passionate about America's security and people are being so polarized by politics that they don't realize a wall actually secures everyone including immigrants, the vulnerability of a weak border is what entices immigrants to take dangerous chances of putting their children in harms way, 5 billion is a small amount compared to the more than $100 + Billion already of American tax payer money to cover the cost of illegal immigration.....People complain about paying needless taxes, yet the left would rather pay more out of spite of Trump's policy that their party supported just a few short years ago, rather than doing what needs to be done..... even if this guy raises $10 million, its still a drop in the bucket, think about how much $100 Billion effects each of our pockets personally, its a matter of economics if America wants to survive.
- Frank WLv 42 years ago
Liberals HATE Trump so no manner what they will always say it's wrong, I have been CENSORED by Facebook also been banned for months cause I go after liberal snowflakes!
- mokrieLv 72 years ago
The go fund me wall page is for real. Kolfage is a tripple amputee from the Iran war. Last look it had 16 million dollars raised in 5 days. If the funding comes through from the government then the money will all be refunded or given to a charity and each person can decide. Donations have been from 20 dollars to 80 dollars so that's a lot of people that want a wall.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Maybe. It is pointless anyway.