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Trump supporters crowdfund millions for Mexican border wall

03:41 PM | 22 Dec, 2018
Trump supporters crowdfund millions for Mexican border wall
WASHINGTON - In an endorsement of rising racism in Donald Trump-led United States of America, a crowdfunding campaign dedicated to generating funds for the Mexico border wall is attracting huge sums of money from the citizens.

The campaign 'We The People Will Fund The Wall' was started by the United States Air Force member Brian Kolfage and the citizens are donating in droves, confirming that the vision of Trump is shared by his voters even to this day.

In his message, Kolfage has stated that if $80 are donated by 63 million people who voted for Trump, $5b can be collected.

Presenting his credentials that he has lost 3 limbs while being in a warzone, Kolfage enlists the support of countrymen for building up the wall, claiming that he had contacts with the Trump administration and had been regularly showing up on TV channels.

Current Status of funds for the campaign

"Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victor. They'd rather see President Trump fail, than see America succeed.  However, if we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians," the war veteran said.

Kolfage highlighted that he was working with a law firm on a legal document that will bind the government to use the funds for the border wall itself, nothing else.

The campaign went viral as Mr. Trump appeared to back down from his threat to shut down the government unless Congress allocated $5 billion for the wall - the figure has been set as a benchmark by Kolfage.

Surprisingly, as much as $50,000 have been contributed by an anonymous citizen with others contributing in hundreds. Up till now, $14,044,020 have been generated and looking at the pace of contributions, it appears that the funds might be collected in a short span of time.

Building a wall along the southern border was one of Mr. Trump’s most repeated campaign promises and conservatives believe that if the promise is not fulfilled, Trump could lose a second term.

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed stopgap spending legislation with an additional $5.7 billion for wall construction, but the Senate has to give a go-ahead and Trump is finding it hard to woo the Democrats.

In a video message captioned 'Our Great Country Must Have Border Security'.

"We're going to have a shutdown. There's nothing we can do about that because we need the Democrats to give us their votes," he said in the message.

The writer is a civil servant.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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