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Border wall GoFundMe campaign raises $2million in 3 days

Over two years of funding disappointments for Trump’s signature campaign promise has left voters desperately trying to pick up the tab Mexico wouldn’t, while Trump turns to making ultimatums.

A GoFundMe account started by a military veteran has raised over $2mn within the first three days of its launch, which, while impressive, remains a far cry from the $5bn mark Trump told congress he would need to complete construction. The campaign was initiated by Brian Kolfage, who is a triple amputee, a Purple Heart Recipient and a motivational speaker.

“I have grandparents who immigrated to America legally, they did it the correct way and it's time we uphold our laws, and get this wall BUILT! It’s up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling”, Kolfage wrote on the campaign’s page, We The People Will Fund The Wall. Trump, meanwhile, appeared to maintain that it’s Mexico that has to pay – and already is paying, “indirectly.”

The question of funding has become imperative, as Trump himself made very evident during last week’s debate where he threatened an emergency shut-down of the government if his $5bn dollar funding request was not approved, “indirect funding” aside. Despite the ultimatum, the President has been unable to drum up the support he needs on the floor to get the payment approved.

At the same time, the State Department announced a $10bn aid package to Mexico and Central America – to the chagrin of many a Trump supporter.

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