At an average rate of $18,306 in contributions per day, We Build The Wall will reach its goal of $1,000,000,000 during the summer of the year 2165.
Privately funded border wall built at El Paso: 'Why wouldn't we allow it?' land owner asks. (El Paso Times, 5/27/2019)
Then it started to spin its wheels. "The GoFundMe just took off with $20 million in 20 days," Kobach said. "This shows collectively how we the people can say, 'You know what, this isn't rocket science. We can solve this problem.' And when a whole bunch of people chip in money, you can accomplish something like this."
GET ME REWRITE: Democrats encourage Kris Kobach to run for U.S. Senate seat in Kansas. (5/20/2019)
2/4/2019 update, "GoFundMe campaign goes from funding a border wall to building a border wall". starts here.
And it's a hot mess.
$20 million donated to viral border wall GoFundMe set to be refunded. (USA Today, 1/11/2019)
But GoFundMe said due to a change in where the money would actually be going, from the federal government to a non-profit, the $20 million will be returned to the more than 337,000 who donated. "This means all donors will receive a refund," said Bobby Whithorne, a spokesman for GoFundMe. "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." [emphasis added]You can, however, still get taken for a ride via gofundme.
Monday, February 4, 2019
A few other things:
1. Since Retiring Guy's last visit to this gofundme page, the expanded mission of the We Build The Wall scam has now been given the stamp of approval by Donald Trump.
2. Since Retiring Guy's last visit, the total amount raised has declined by $80,459 -- from $20,685,259 on January 19 to $20,604,800 today. Either contributors are proactively redirecting their donations or the refund process is extremely slow.
3. On the other hand, since Retiring Guy's last visit, the total number of contributors has increased by 2,086 -- from 347,365 on January 19 to 349,451 today. That's an increase of 2,086, or 130 new chumps per day.
1/19/2019 update, "Border wall gofundme campaign running out of steam", starts here.
Saturday, January 12, 2019, screenshot
Saturday, January 19, 2019, screenshot
Comparing the average amount of money raised per day
The cost of Donald Trump's border wall has ballooned from $10-$12 million in 2016 to $5 billion today. (1/11/2019)
The continuing Niagara of lies from a president with the emotional development of a 6 year old. (1/11/2019)
Donald Trump's prescient 2004 advice to illegal immigrants. (1/10/2019)
GET ME REWRITE. Trump pleads with his base to help him save his stumbling, chaotic presidency. (1/10/2019)
Scott Walker appeared on Fox and Friends today and, yes, a fence is a physical border. (1/9/2019)
Glenn Grothman starts the 116th Congress where he left off in the 115th: Enhancing his clown bona fides. (1/5/2019)
GET ME REWRITE! The Trump base is already malleable crazy. (12/20/2018)
Dear border wall nuts in Florida, You'd be much better off putting your money towards your own state's infrastructure. (12/20/2018)