Go Fund Me started to help pay for border wall

An Air Force veteran is making headlines for starting an online fundraiser in an effort to pay for building the border wall between Mexico and the United States.

Brian Kolfage says he's considered one of the most severely wounded US Airman to survive an attack in the Middle East. He's a triple amputee who spends his time as a motivational speaker sharing his story of strength and courage.

"As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today," said Kolfage in a statement on his gofundme page.

He says he stands behind President Trump and even went as far to say "Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of  the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society." 

Koklfage said it's now up to Americans to pitch in and get the wall built. 

The Trump administration says the cost to build the wall is $5 billion. Gofundme caps out donations at $1 billion. Kolfage is in works with the White House to set up a point of contact where all the funds will go once the goal is met. 

If the goal of $1 billion is not met, Kolfage says every penny will be returned to those who have donated. 

This isn't the first time a large private donation has been made to the US Government.  In 2012, David Rubenstein donated $7.5 million to help repair the Washington Monument after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake damaged the obelisk.

In just a few days, the gofundme for the border wall has generated $4.7m from over 70,000 donations.

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