After online contributors amassed $22 million for a fund started by an Air Force veteran to build sections of Trump’s border wall — they are starting to raise concerns via social media about the extreme delay.
“I’ve been away for FIVE months,” one person tweeted in the previous month. “When’s the groundbreaking?”
Others have made comments, asking why no videos or photos have been posted of construction or locations.
The fundraiser began in December and was spear headed by Brian Kolfage — a man who complained that “too many illegals” were coming into the U.S.
He then set out to raise $1 billion to create a nonprofit organization what would build sections of the wall on private land.
After he was not able to raise the full amount — he said he was halting the GoFundMe campaign — vowing to refund the money and build the wall himself but the site remains active.
Kolfage continues to update his page with news regarding immigration, attracting high profile Americans – including former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon.
In an interview back in March with American Family Radio, Kolfage said his project was going to “start breaking ground” in April.
Additionally, he told The New York Times back in January that ground-breaking would start within “weeks.”
The Daily Beast also reported that there is “no evidence that any construction has started,” and went on to quote many unhappy donors.
Kolfage slammed the particular article on his “We Build the Wall” and on his personal Facebook page — but did not give an update on the project.
“Omg this is PERFECT timing by the liberal rag news site,” Kolfage wrote. “They are about to look more stupid than @hillaryclinton on election night 2016! I guaranteed we would build the wall . . . and I’ll leave it at that!”
Kolfage warned how the American Civil Liberties Union would “file a lawsuit” against the project, which is allegedly his excuse for not revealing additional details about the pricey project.
Earlier this month, he launched a raffle to win a trip to a “wall party at first completed section.”
NBC reported after Kolfage launched his GoFundMe campaign how Facebook had previously shut down multiple Facebook pages he used to post misinformation, hoaxes as well as inflammatory language to drive traffic to affiliate websites.
At the time, Kolfage revealed to NBC: “My personal issues have nothing to do with building the wall.”
Additionally, he was accused of questionable fundraising practices for veterans.
“WALL UPDATE: there’s no update because we are remaining silent for a very good reason. You all will have the best present very soon. Remember powerful people want to stop our progress, so to not tip anyone off we are radio silent! The ACLU would file a lawsuit to impede our wall success if they knew where and when. But when I guaranteed we’d build the wall I meant it, and we are working with many congressmen and senators to help us mitigate these issues from the left wing attack groups! We are in the homestretch and it’s on a need to know basis. We have been talking with Fox News and prime time shows to break the news for you, you’re going to see it very soon! And it’s going to be GLORIOUS! Don’t believe the lying left wing media… Steve Bannon, curt schilling, sheriff David Clarke and others would not be backing me on this if they thought it wasn’t happening! Stay the course, we are almost done!”
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