The viral GoFundMe page set up “fund the wall” proposed by President Donald Trump has reached $12 million as of Dec. 21, as hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, are pouring in by the hour.
A day earlier, an anonymous donor put down $50,000 and another individual donated $17,000. Three other people donated $10,000, and another person donated $9,000, according to the page. A number of people made $5,000 donations in the past day.
Meanwhile, about 200,000 people have donated.
Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran who received the Purple Heart, started the GoFundMe earlier this week.
On Dec. 20, he appeared on Fox News’ Laura Ingraham’s show. To critics of his GoFundMe page, who say he won’t be able to make the $1 billion goal, he said, “They’re full of crap.”
“This is the United States, and we can do anything we want,” he added. “If people want to donate to that wall … what’s $80 for 60 million people.”
“This is not just about Republicans and conservatives,” he said, “there’s an outpouring of Democrats that are messaging me and giving to his wall fund.”
“This is America coming together; they want the wall,” he claimed.
Ingraham brought up reports that some of his Facebook accounts were blocked by the social media giant.
“I’m not allowed on Facebook anymore. My company, Military Grade Coffee Company, was outright banned,” he said. “Facebook executives told me I’m not allowed to use it.”
Kolfage alleged his wife was told by Facebook that the firm would delete her account if it detects his activity.
“I don’t use Facebook anymore,” he said, adding that he’s taken to Twitter. “It’s ridiculous the way these companies treat people … Americans are not just happy” about it.