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Veteran behind GoFundMe for Trump's wall allegedly pocketed money meant for wounded veterans


Added 01-10-19 11:56:02pm EST - “The veteran who set up the? GoFundMe for? President Trump's border wall allegedly pocketed money meant for wounded veterans in the past,? according to a new?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Veteran behind GoFundMe for Trump's wall allegedly pocketed money meant for wounded veterans”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The veteran who set up the GoFundMe for President TrumpDonald John TrumpGovernment workers protest outside White House on shutdown day 20 Fed chief Powell: Prolonged shutdown will harm US economy Senators say questions remain on Trump strategy in Syria after briefing MORE's border wall allegedly pocketed money meant for wounded veterans in the past, according to a new Buzzfeed News investigation. 

Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee and Purple Heart recipient, reportedly previously spearheaded a crowdfunding campaign that raised thousands of dollars for an effort to mentor veterans at military hospitals.

Kolfage's fundraising effort for Trump's proposed border wall has so far received more than $20 million of a $1 billion goal from 334,860 donations.

Representatives at the military hospitals told Buzzfeed News that they did not have a record of Kolfage donating the money or working at their facilities. 

GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne confirmed to Buzzfeed News that Kolfage in 2015 launched a GoFundMe that raised $16,246 under the premise that the money would go to a veteran mentorship program. Whitorne said the money went directly to Kolfage. 

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