Florida Man Starts GoFundMe Campaign For 'Tunnels' Under Trump's Border Wall
Campaign aims to raise $150 million to counter 'We The People Will Fund the Wall'
A new fundraising campaign has been set up to provide shovels to anyone willing to dig a tunnel underneath President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, according to reports.
The GoFundMe campaign aims to raise $150 million and counter the recent “We The People Will Fund the Wall” launched by a patriotic veteran Brian Kolfage, which surpassed $18 million in donations.
“To the thousands of people raising money for a wall.....I’m raising money to supply tunnel builders with shovels,” wrote Rigo Torres, the creator of the GoFundMe page.
“I’m sure we won’t need the $150,000,000 but In all reality who gives a s***...let’s see how much I can raise.”
Torres says the donations will be given to American Civil Liberties Union.
“The American Civil Liberties Union which is focused on defending the rights of immigrant families and says it ‘won't stop fighting until families are reunited,'” Torres said.
“The organization already has raised over $1 million, thanks in part to donations from celebrities like musician John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen.
“Let’s help these kids and parents be together and spend time with family, and not in detention centers.”
The GoFundMe page already has 300 backers and has raised more than $3,400, a far cry from the “We The People Will Fund the Wall” campaign.
“Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victory,” Brian Kolfage wrote in its description.
“They'd rather see President Trump fail than see America succeed. However, if we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.”
A partial government shutdown is now in effect over the border wall funding.
President Donald Trump, who has to sign off any deal, insists there must be at least $5bn (£4bn) included in funding for the border wall.
Lawmakers adjourned last-minute talks late Friday.
With no sign of an agreement, funding for about a 25 percent of all US federal agencies passed at midnight.