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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:54 PM

GoFundMe refunding entirety of $20 million "Build the Wall" campaign

Source: Axios

GoFundMe is refunding all $20 million that was raised for the "Build the Wall" campaign, after the man who started broke his promise of returning donor money if the campaign didn't reach its goal," BuzzFeed News' Brianna Sacks reports.

Details: The GoFundMe, which had a $1 billion target, was started by veteran Brian Kolfage. Kolfage wrote on the campaign's page that after consultation with experts, he decided to take the $20 million raised and form a non-profit called "We Build the Wall, Inc." in order to complete segments of the wall for lower costs than the government has estimated. A GoFundMe spokesman responded by saying that unless the donors make it clear they want their funds to be directed to the non-profit, "they will automatically receive a full refund."

Read more: https://www.axios.com/gofundme-refunding-entirety-of-20-million-build-the-wall-campaign-f32d0818-8468-4caf-abd3-44ff221b7fdc.html

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Reply GoFundMe refunding entirety of $20 million "Build the Wall" campaign (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 11 OP
tparrett62 Jan 11 #1
CountAllVotes Jan 11 #3
CountAllVotes Jan 11 #14
Achilleaze Jan 11 #2
tparrett62 Jan 11 #4
erronis Jan 11 #6
mastermind Jan 11 #5
Thekaspervote Jan 11 #7
handmade34 Jan 11 #8
Lunabell Jan 11 #9
louis-t Jan 11 #10
Dave Starsky Jan 11 #11
joshcryer Jan 11 #12
obamanut2012 Jan 11 #13
question everything Jan 11 #15
onethatcares Jan 11 #16
CountAllVotes Jan 12 #19
riversedge Jan 11 #17
marble falls Jan 11 #18

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:56 PM

1. Grifters gonna grift

He may be a triple amputee disabled Vet, but that doesn't automatically mean he's a saint. I'm sure everyone here has read up on this guy, and he's definitely got a shady past.

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Response to tparrett62 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:59 PM

3. Plea for $ to FUND A STUPID WALL

https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall

Stupid is as stupid does so to speak!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:36 PM

14. update

Gee no more photo-shopped picture of the blond wifey and the two blond kids to be found!

AND ....

Now this ...


If you want a refund for your donation, no need to do anything. You will receive your refund a few weeks after the 90 days expires and GoFundMe will notify you once your refund has processed. If you would prefer a refund now, you can request that here: https://bit.ly/2smynWq


duh ...



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:58 PM

2. republicans are so skanky, with such super-skanky values

Good lord.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:00 PM

4. Just went to the site

Here's the "advisory board" of the new alleged non-profit. Lots of the usual RW suspects:

Brigadier General Dr. Robert S. Spalding III

Industrialist John Daniel Moran, Jr.

Ex-Navy SEAL and businessman Erik Prince,

Former Secretary of State of Kansas Kris Kobach,

Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza

Law enforcement and immigration expert Sheriff David Clarke

Fox news contributor and border security expert Sara A. Carter

Former Colorado Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo

Angel Dad Steve Ronnebeck

Media consultant and journalist Jennifer Lawrence

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Response to tparrett62 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:02 PM

6. 'magine many/most of these names didn't know they were on the board.

Evils tempting gullibles with stupids.

Perfect equation for disaster.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:02 PM

5. Don't refund it, let the dummies lose their money, just less going to tRump.nt

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:06 PM

7. He's no different than dotard. His last fund raising gig was a get rich quick scheme as well

That’s really good news!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:23 PM

8. not entirety...

people have the option of supporting "www.webuildthewall.us" what a deal

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:28 PM

9. To think, over Christmas,

they made donations to a wall. A hateful wall instead of real "Christian" charity. Sad.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:38 PM

10. First thing I would check is if he really is a veteran.

Liars lie.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:45 PM

11. Didn't see that coming.

Trump's supporters worship the God King of idiot con artists. They are all ripe, swollen, and juicy plums for the grifter harvest.

They are the gold standard fools from whom money is soon parted.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:55 PM

12. Of course he was going to grift it.

Who would've guessed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:02 PM

13. He said he was doing that within the first three days

That, he would give the money to some wingnut non-profit if they didn't reach $1 billion or if the government coulnd't take the money. So, within the first few days, he publicly said on GFM he was breaking the TOS.

He also doesn't explain in his latest update how 1. they can take land to build the wall 2. build a wall on a national border, which is illegal, and which Mexico won't allow 3. how they are building a wall even if 1 and 2 were legal, and 4. how much of the money os going to teh fake wall.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:38 PM

15. Should send it to contact workers who will never be "paid back"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:01 PM

16. looks like GFM is going to

get quite a bit of juice from all those donations while they sit collecting interest for 90 days.

The suckers are still donating, the webpage hasn't been taken down yet.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:25 PM

19. Morans! Morans! MORONS!

Thanks for the update!



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:30 PM

17. GoFundMe Border Wall Campaign Implodes, Turns to Kris Kobach and Sheriff Clarke








RAN INTO WALL
GoFundMe Border Wall Campaign Implodes, Turns to Kris Kobach and Sheriff Clarke



https://www.thedailybeast.com/gofundme-border-wall-campaign-implodes-turns-to-kris-kobach-and-sheriff-clarke-for-new-non-profit

The wall won’t build itself.
Lachlan Markay, Will Sommer


01.11.19 3:51 PM ET


A decorated veteran who raised more than $20 million to finance construction of a wall along the southern U.S. border has announced that he will instead use the money to finance a new nonprofit group that will build the wall itself—or at least a couple miles of it.

Brian Kolfage’s crowdfunding campaign on the website GoFundMe went viral in December, before news outlets uncovered previous instances in which the triple-amputee veteran appeared to have pocketed funds raised through similar, if far smaller, campaigns billed as efforts to assist wounded warriors.

Now Kolfage, a prolific operator of conspiracy theory Facebook pages, has recruited a team of prominent figures in President Donald Trump’s orbit to run a new 501(c)(4) nonprofit, named We Fund The Wall, to do some wall construction of its own. The new group’s board, Kolfage announced on Friday, includes Erik Prince, the founder of infamous military contract Blackwater; David Clarke, the former scandal-plagued sheriff of Milwaukee County; Fox News contributor Sara Carter; Tom Tancredo, an immigration hardliner and former Colorado congressman; and former Kansas Secretary of State and voter fraud crusader Kris Kobach

“I joined the organization because its mission is of the highest importance to our country,” Kobach told The Daily Beast. “The wall needs to be completed, and it needs to be done as soon as possible. The best way to accomplish that is through a combination of both public and private efforts.”

QUESTIONABLE
NBC: Man Behind Border Wall GoFundMe Ran Fake News Websites

The group’s formation comes amidst heated fighting in Washington over financing for Trump’s border wall. A partial shutdown of the federal government has persisted for nearly three weeks as Trump and Democratic congressional leaders spar over the former’s demands for more than $5 billion in border wall funding.

Kolfage’s fundraising campaign was initially designed to help finance that construction with private contributions. He insisted that he had been in contact with a number of federal officials and members of Congress devising ways to funnel the massive amounts of money raised on GoFundMe to the federal treasury....................................

It appears that that plan went awry..................

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:15 PM

18. Ohhhh ... and they were so close, too!

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