GoFundMe shuts down Trump border wall campaign
Saturday January 12, 2019. 01:17 AM , from BoingBoing
On Friday, GoFundMe said it plans to close Brian Kolfage Jr.'s campaign to pay for Donald Trump's border wall.
More than $20,000,000 (sweet Jesus) had been raised by nearly 350,000 donors before GoFundMe announced the shut down due to Kolfage's change in strategy.
Kolfage had intended to direct the money to the federal government, the legality of which was in question.
But Kolfage changed his mind, creating a 501(c)(4) based in Florida that will allegedly build the wall on its own.
That change in fund designation is a violation of GoFundMe rules, leading them to shut it down.
A spokesperson for GoFundMe said all donations will be returned to donors unless they specify within 90 days that they want their donation to be redirected to the new non-profit.
What a clusterfuck.
And if things weren't already shady enough, serving on We Build the Wall's advisory board will be former Milwaukee Sheriff and collector of shiny badges David Clarke, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, former Congresscritter Tom Tancredo, and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
What a lineup.
(Photo: GoFundMe screenshot)
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