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$20 million raised in GoFundMe for Trump border wall to be refunded
Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:36pm
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$20 million raised in GoFundMe for Trump border wall to be refunded

GoFundMe said Friday that it would refund $20 million raised by more than 300,000 donors for President Trump's border wall after an account aiming to raise $1 billion for the wall changed part of its campaign.

Brian Kolfage, the veteran who created the account last month, originally pledged that “every single penny” would be refunded if the original goal had not been met. He updated the page on Friday, saying that the federal government would not be able to accept the $20 million soon.

While Kolfage said money donated to the original campaign would go to the government to fund a border wall, he wrote Friday that he has since formed a nonprofit corporation in Florida named “We Build the Wall, Inc.” to receive the GoFundMe contributions.

“We are better equipped than our own government to use the donated funds to build an actual wall on the southern border,” Kolfage wrote. “Our highly experienced team is highly confident that we can complete significant segments of the wall in less time, and for far less money, than the federal government, while meeting or exceeding all required regulatory, engineering, and environmental specifications.”

The page now states that the funds raised will be used “in the execution of our mission and purpose” for his new created nonprofit.

“To honor the commitment, we made to our donors; all funds raised, less the processing fees and refunds, will be transferred to a special purpose account to carry out the purposes and mission of We Build the Wall, Inc.,” Kolfage wrote. “I will personally not take a penny of compensation from these donations.”

Since the original intent of the campaign’s promise has changed, GoFundMe said in a statement that the more than 337,000 people who donated will receive a refund.

“When the campaign was created, the campaign organizer specifically stated on the campaign page, ‘If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny,’ ” GoFundMe spokesperson Bobby Whithorne told The Hill on Friday. “He also stated on the campaign page, ‘100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall. If for ANY reason we don't reach our goal we will refund your donation.’ ”

“However, that did not happen. This means all donors will receive a refund,” Whithorne continued. “If a donor does not want a refund, and they want their donation to go to the new organization, they must proactively elect to redirect their donation to that organization. If they do not take that step, they will automatically receive a full refund.”


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Re: $20 million raised in GoFundMe for Trump border wall to be refunded
Reply #1 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:38pm
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What a f**kin' scam.

Oh, my! The govt can't actually take the money so I will just redirect to my new non-profit!
  

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Reply #2 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:42pm
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Hey Q and CC.  Lemme know if you get your money back.

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Re: $20 million raised in GoFundMe for Trump border wall to be refunded
Reply #3 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:43pm
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Vypr wrote on Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:38pm:
What a f**kin' scam.

Oh, my! The govt can't actually take the money so I will just redirect to my new non-profit!


I was wondering about that....

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Re: $20 million raised in GoFundMe for Trump border wall to be refunded
Reply #4 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:45pm
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Everyone knew this was what was going to happen some time ago.  There is no mechanism where a citizen can force the government to use money donated to the general fund on a specific program.  Earmarking is the territory of Congress.

What did you think was going to happen?  Is that what's behind your venomous zealotry on this issue?  You thought this money was actually going to go to the wall?

lol

Why did you think I made a point of stressing that I had spent more on my lunch that day than the $20 I donated to gofundme?

I'm not a tightass who won't support projects like leftists are.  Have you helped Flint get water yet?  Helped out Planned Parenthood yet?  Put your money where your mouth is on ... well ... ANYTHING yet as you look down your nose at people who do?

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Re: $20 million raised in GoFundMe for Trump border wall to be refunded
Reply #5 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:46pm
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BTW he's going to run afoul of Gofundme's rules Wink  He's going to have some problems handling this.

This was also known and discussed on the boards ... but you overlooked it in your haste to try to minimize the biggest crowdfunded public project in history.

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Reply #6 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:47pm
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I can't figure out why people are mocking this effort?
  

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Re: $20 million raised in GoFundMe for Trump border wall to be refunded
Reply #7 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:56pm
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Boris the Spider wrote on Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:47pm:
I can't figure out why people are mocking this effort?


Because they're turds.

And they want the entire world to know they're turds.  They go out of the way to shove their turds in other people's faces.

And this is the tendency that had me immediately predicting Trump's re election as soon as the predictions of Trump's election based on the exact same principle were realized.

People don't like it when other people shove their turds in their faces under the header of things like "valid opinions."  Trump's election has turned the turd pushers into turd shovelers.

Damn it was fun typing turd more times in one post than I've ever typed in my life.

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Re: $20 million raised in GoFundMe for Trump border wall to be refunded
Reply #8 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 6:03pm
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Queshank wrote on Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:56pm:
Because they're turds.

And they want the entire world to know they're turds.  They go out of the way to shove their turds in other people's faces.

And this is the tendency that had me immediately predicting Trump's re election as soon as the predictions of Trump's election based on the exact same principle were realized.

People don't like it when other people shove their turds in their faces under the header of things like "valid opinions."  Trump's election has turned the turd pushers into turd shovelers.

Damn it was fun typing turd more times in one post than I've ever typed in my life.

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ROFLMAO! Someone's bitter!  Roll Eyes

Your pet project was scam. What salary do you think Kolfage was going to pay himself from his new non-profit to manage it all?

  

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Re: $20 million raised in GoFundMe for Trump border wall to be refunded
Reply #9 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 6:08pm
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Vypr wrote on Jan 11th, 2019 at 6:03pm:
ROFLMAO! Someone's bitter!  Roll Eyes

Your pet project was scam. What salary do you think Kolfage was going to pay himself from his new non-profit to manage it all?



Oh I imagine a whole lot of people will bump their donation to his new pet project.  And I imagine he'll pay himself just like the directors of other charities.  Handsomely.

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