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    ‘WE BUILD THE WALL’ DONORS DEMAND ANSWERS AFTER MONTHS OF NO CONSTRUCTION

    ‘WE BUILD THE WALL’ DONORS DEMAND ANSWERS AFTER MONTHS OF NO CONSTRUCTION

    5:23 PM 05/11/2019 | USJason Hopkins | Energy Investigator


    A “We Build The Wall” GoFundMe campaign quickly raised $22 million in online donations, but months after its launch and still no construction, donors are beginning to ask what’s being done with their money.
    In the run-up to what became the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, all related to a debate over border wall spending, Purple Heart veteran Brian Kolfage launched aGoFundMe in December calling on people to privately fund a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
    The activist currently promises that his campaign would “do it for a fraction” of the cost it would take the government, telling The Washington Post in January that his project would cost in the range of $2 to $3 million per mile.
    The campaign proved wildly popular. In the matter of weeks, the GoFundMe raised millions and has accumulated $22 million to date, much of it from small-dollar donations. A number of high-profile conservatives have since joined the fundraiser, such as former executive chairman of Breitbart Steve Bannon, former Secretary of State of Kansas Kris Kobach, “Sheriff” David Clarke and others. (RELATED: Border Wall GoFundMe Donors Taking Huge Risk In Giving To Brian Kolfage’s Nonprofit, Watchdogs Warn)
    However, five months since it’s launch, not a single foot of wall has been built, and donors are beginning to demand answers.
    “The lack of updates is very concerning,” Joshua Greene, a Washington state resident who donated to the campaign, said to The Daily Beast. Greene went on to say that he was aware of “previous shady GoFundMe campaigns” from Kolfage, but was confident this one would be legitimate since other “big names” joined on.
    “I am very disappointed in you Brian Kolfage, where are the progress photographs?” a woman posted on the We Build The Wall Facebook Page, a comment first flagged by The Washington Post.
    “I’ve been away for FIVE months,” one Twitter user wrote in April. “When’s the groundbreaking?”
    A Mexican soldier stands guard in front of the border wall with the United States, outside of a sports centre used as a temporary shelter used for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
    After blowing past self-established deadlines, it’s still not clear when, or where, the wall will be built. Kolfage told Politico in February that his group would break ground by “May 1, June 1 at the latest.” During a radio interview in March, he said that they would begin in April.(RELATED: ‘Human F***ing Garbage’: Veterans, Strangers Defend Cancer Patient After Border Wall GoFundMe Founder Doxxed Her)
    In an exchange with The Daily Caller News Foundation in March, Kolfage said they would “break ground next month on our first section of border wall.” The activist refused to provide TheDCNF with work permits as proof for this claim, asserting that his group needed to protect the privacy of landowners. When asked where construction would take place, Kolfage simply listed off southern border states.
    Since the publication of this article, Kolfage has still not revealed when or where wall construction will begin.
    “There’s no update because we are remaining silent for a very good reason. You all will have the best present very soon. Remember powerful people want to stop our progress, so to not tip anyone off we are radio silent!!” Kolfage wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday.
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    FOR THE TIME BEING, I'm giving these guys a pass. In order to build just 1 single mile of wall, you need to get the project permitted, I assume, and you have to line up the contractors with the proper equipment and the material suppliers and have a delivery date for the materials to arrive. That's in addition to getting the wall designed. There's a TON of things involved here. As long as most of the $$$$ is accounted for, I'd give these guys a few more months to deliver something? It will take some of the $$$$ that has been raised just to get the project to point where the construction workers are on site and putting up just the 1st single section of it. I feel this group might have given a false impression on how fast this project could actually come about.
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    IT'S WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bannon's group built the wall — a mile of it, anyway — over the weekend

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    BARCELONA, Spain — In what might be seen as a Memorial Day gift to President Trump, residents of a mountain range outside of El Paso today woke up to a new vista—a mile-long wall of metal slats constructed along the border with Mexico that just shot up over the weekend. The secret project, which started on Friday evening and was completed by Monday morning, was the work of We Build the Wall, a new group whose director is the former White House strategist Steve Bannon. The CEO is Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage, who had raised $20 million to build the wall through his GoFundMe project, but it appeared to be floundering until Bannon took the helm.
    Bannon, who for much of the weekend was in Kazakhstan for a geopolitical seminar, says the project, overseen by construction mogul Tommy Fisher of North Dakota-based Fisher Industries, involved hundreds of workers and cost $6 million.
    He says his group asked local authorities what is the most dangerous part of the border with Mexico, and they were pointed to this precarious mountain strip, “where the cartels and asylum seekers are coming in” through a gap between two 21-mile strips of completed wall. The group hastily “purchased the rights” to the land and went at it Friday evening. “We had to catch them by surprise,” says Bannon, who predicts residents are “gonna freak out” when they see what was erected over the past two days.
    Screenshot: We Build the WallPerhaps construction is Bannon’s new calling. His political activities in Europe geared to shift the EU to the hard right didn’t go as well as anticipated in parliamentary elections this weekend. The nationalist and populist parties he’s been advising across the continent — among them Italy’s La Lega, headed by Matteo Salvini, and France’s National Rally party of Marie Le Pen — did make gains in elections. Both parties came in first in their respective countries, with National Rally beating out La République en Marche party of French president Emmanuel Macron. However, others, such as Dutchman Geert Wilders’s anti-Islam Party of Freedom were trounced — losing all four of their currently held Parliament seats; the Bannon-advised anti-immigrant, anti-abortion Vox Party, a newcomer in Spain, which took 10 percent in last month’s national elections, scored scarcely 6 percent in this weekend’s elections. (Most EU countries saw record turnouts of over 50 percent.)
    In total, the hard-right parties that Bannon had predicted would take at least 30 percent of seats — at points he suggested they might take half of the Parliament —causing an “earthquake” for the European Union, instead won scarcely 25 percent of seats. While the showing represented an increase over the 22 percent they gained in 2014 elections — it fell short of the one-third of the European Parliament’s 571 seats that would be required to form a bloc that could effectively hinder legislation and nominations to the higher ranks of the EU.
    Melissa Rossi is a U.S. journalist based in western Europe
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    What these guys did was SO SO INCREDIBLE!!!!! It's 100% PROOF WE'RE GETTING SCREWED!!!!! BANNON WAS KICKED OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE by KUSHNER and CO. and for a GOOD REASON!!!!! HE DELIVERS RESULTS and they had to get rid of him. TRUMP IS A FRAUD or BECAME A FRAUD!!!!! TAKE YOUR PICK!!!!!


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    Now send CONVOYS of trucks and buses of these invaders back home!!!

    Load 'em up and move 'em ALL out of here!






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    Frontline America with Ben Bergquam was live.

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    Live in El Paso with Kris Kobach and We Build The Wall Inc where the first section of privately funded wall is going up!
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    tonyklo wrote:

    What these guys did was SO SO INCREDIBLE!!!!! It's 100% PROOF WE'RE GETTING SCREWED!!!!! BANNON WAS KICKED OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE by KUSHNER and CO. and for a GOOD REASON!!!!! HE DELIVERS RESULTS and they had to get rid of him. TRUMP IS A FRAUD or BECAME A FRAUD!!!!! TAKE YOUR PICK!!!!!
    Yep, just like Jeff Sessions!

    Trump keeps most of his swamp rats but gets rid of the people who really had our country's best interest at heart when it came to dealing with the immigration/border security related issues.
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    Yahoo got this deal all wrong. It's 1/2 mile in 4 days? Doesn't look like this thing is concreted into the ground at least 3-5 ft. to make tunneling a little bit harder? Or am I wrong on that? Looks much much taller than that 18ft. GARBAGE Trump is putting up. Maybe I got a little bit too emotional at first glance on this project but it's still an accomplishment and a good start. What matters now is how far they can go with this? I'll be sending $$$$.

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