Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2019

Trump Supporters Who Donated To Border Wall GoFundMe Campaign Are Starting To Think They Got Scammed

A picture of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

A GoFundMe campaign to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was a huge hit among supporters of Donald Trump, but now some members of that group are expressing worry that the campaign may have been a scam all along.

The campaign arose during the federal government shutdown that stretched from the end of 2018 to the start of this year, the brainchild of triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage. As Salon reported, the campaign went viral among Trump supporters and raised more than $ 20 million toward the $ 1.6 billion Trump was seeking at the time to start construction of the border wall he had said would be built as one of the chief campaign promises. Some supporters even took it upon themselves to promote the campaign, including one Texas man who bought a billboard encouraging people to donate.

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Trump Supporters Who Donated To Border Wall GoFundMe Campaign Are Starting To Think They Got Scammed