Triple amputee veteran starts GoFundMe for Trump's border wall

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/12/20/triple-amputee-veteran-starts.html

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Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate his service, but has he been checked for brain damage?

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Is this one of the campaigns where any amount raised goes to the person at the end, or do they have to hit their goal of $1B before the money is released?

I can’t find indication one way or the other on the GoFundMe site.

Edit: Buried near the bottom of one of the many lists on that page is the following:
• If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny. We are working on a time frame to achieve.

So this is just a stunt. There is no chance he’s going to hit his goal, and people donating can pledge more or less whatever they want as a statement without worrying that they’ll actually be out the money.

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#4

The President?

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#5

Go for it, suckers; that money will only end up lining some greedy opportunist’s pockets.

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#6

No, he said service. Trump serves only himself. This soldier, while misguided, has actually served his country, up until this foolishness.

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#8

And why not? Americans spend their money on stupid things every day. And you don’t get much more stupid than a wannabe dictator’s xenophobic campaign bait.

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#9

LOL good luck with that.

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" • How will we get the funds to the right place? We have contacted the Trump Administration to secure a point of contact where all the funds will go upon completion. When we get this information secured we will update. We have many very high level contacts already helping."

Handing a point of contact within the Trump admin $5 million seems like… not a great way to have the money go toward the cause it was originally intended for.

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Everything I have read suggests that one billion bucks is a laughably inadequte sum.

Also, how does Kolfage intend to get this money to the government in a way that ensures it is actually spent on building a border wall, and not just put into the general fund? How do his contributors know their money will actually go to the building of a wall and not to the lining of someone’s pocket?

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Is the government actually able to accept and use this kind of donation?

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They’ll put the money into the Trump foundation. After all, it’s completely above board right?

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#15

I am facepalming so hard I may transport into another dimension. See y’all on the flip.

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#16

Wait; take me with you!

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#17

Laughable. Where do they think the other $19 Billion is going to come from?

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#18

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. Or walls. Or easily conned rubes.

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#19

Is this text from GoFundMe, or from him?

Being a veteran and amputee does not necessarily discount the possibility that this is itself a scam.

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More than likely it’s a performative stunt or a scam; this fund is unlikely to reach it’s goal, and somehow I don’t quite trust them to actually give the donated money back if they fail.

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Good for him! This project lets racists, idiots, and other assorted assholes to throw their own money down a well without bothering the rest of us. I hope it continues to raise money for the foreseeable future, and anyone who feels strongly about it donates a good chunk of their disposable income to the cause.

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