Disabled Florida veteran starts GoFundMe page to fund president’s border wall

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — A GoFundMe page launched by a disabled Air Force veteran to raise money for President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall is quickly gaining momentum.

Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee who was wounded while serving in Iraq in 2004, has raised over $3.5 million in just three days. He’s set a fundraising goal of $1 billion.

“If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall,” Kolfage wrote.

Trump had previously asked for $5 billion in funding to build the border wall while threatening a government shutdown before backing off his demand.

Kolfage said that he hopes the money raised “will jumpstart things” and “be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.”

Kolfage explained on his website that he was permanently injured when a rocket shell exploded near Balad Air Base. According to the Washington Post, Kolfage now lives in Miramar Beach, Florida.

He said he hopes Americans contribute to his fundraiser and spread the word because “Democrats are going to stall” Trump’s efforts.

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