Triple-Amputee Vet Raises $10 Million For Trump’s Wall In 3 Days, Now Even The ‘Enemy’ Is Helping

Triple-amputee vet Brian Kolfage started raising money to build President Trump’s wall on Monday. In three short days, at the time of this writing, Airman Kolfage had raised over $7 million. As of Thursday night, $10 million had been contributed to the wall fund.

It’s a stunning feat to raise that much money in that short amount of time, but Americans want the wall, and the triple-amputee vet saw a way to get it built despite congressional Democrats blocking every effort to begin wholesale construction. Now that Brian’s effort has gone viral, even the “enemy” is helping out.

Brian joined the Air Force after almost 3000 Americans were killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that also destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City. He wanted to keep what had happened to thousands of his fellow Americans from happening again. It was his duty, he believed.

On September 11th, 2004, exactly 3 years to the day since the 9/11/01 attacks, a 107 mm rocket landed feet from Airman Kolfage. He lost both of his legs just below the hip and his right hand. Doctors didn’t expect him to live or walk again, but he did.

9/11/2004 receiving Purple Heart Medal Iraq

After almost a year recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Kolfage walked out of the facility.

After graduating from college as an architect, Kolfage became interested in news publishing and began managing pages on Facebook for news websites. He also started his own coffee company, Military Grade Coffee.

WASHINGTON DC – Senior Airman Brian Kolfage works on a balance exercise at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC. Kolfage was severely wounded by a mortar on September 11, 2004 at Balad Airbase in Iraq. PHOTO LG FRANCIS/AIR FORCE TIMES

Despite having all that going on, Airman Kolfage started raising money to build Trump’s wall. Kolfage literally began fundraising to build the wall on Monday, and in a few hours had raised over $22,000. On Tuesday, over $300,000 had been raised. On Wednesday, over $2 million had been contributed, and by Thursday afternoon, the fund was at $7 million. Thursday night, $10 million had been raised for the wall as word spread of the wounded veteran’s effort.

Now even “fake news media,” the “true enemy of the people” as President Trump calls them, are jumping on board to cover Airman Kolfage’s efforts.

Airman Kolfage sent me a text this morning with an update saying that “GoFundMe Border Wall” was the number one search trend on Google. He also said that CBS News is coming to his home and that even CNN had been in touch for an interview.

ABC News also did a short story via the Associated Press. The article sticks to the facts & is not negative.

Surprisingly, even the Washington Post did a story. I asked Kolfage if the WaPo story was “positive or negative,” to which he replied, “neutral.” That’s a good thing. Normally, WaPo’s coverage of anything having to do with President Trump is negative. Below is a screenshot of WaPo’s story.

The only thing really wrong with WaPo’s story is the number of days it took to raise the money. WaPo says 4, while GoFundMe says it was three days. Here’s a screenshot.


Fox News has been in touch with Kolfage, which is expected. Fox covered the story of Facebook taking down Brian’s political news & coffee pages prior to the midterm elections.

According to Airman Kolfage’s GoFundMe page, an interview on Laura Ingraham’s show is in the works for tonight (Dec. 20th), and tomorrow Kolfage will appear on Fox News Business with Maria Bartiromo’s show, “Mornings with Maria.”

A Google search of “Brian Kolfage” shows that news outlets nationwide have now picked up the story.

Airman Kolfage is also reporting this from his GoFundMe page:

If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall.” That equates to roughly 5Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that’s half the wall. We can do this.

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.

Brian Kolfage & his family

We have contacted the Trump Administration to secure a point of contact where all the funds will go upon completion. When we get this information secured we will update. We have many very high level contacts already helping.

Republican Representative Steven Palazzo of Mississippi is introducing legislation to direct the Treasury Department to issue government savings bonds which would allow us to fund the wall with this method. This is just one option, there are others on the table being discussed.”

Airman Kolfage & his daughter

The government has accepted large private donations before, most recently a billionaire donated $7.5 Million to fund half of the Washington Monument repairs in 2012; this is no different.”

Airman Kolfage ran the Right Wing News (RWN) Facebook page this year & had been involved with the brand for several years. Kolfage invested $315,000 to grow RWN and other brands on Facebook. Then, right before the midterm elections, Zuckerberg & Facebook decided they couldn’t allow Brian’s popular, conservative RWN page & several others Brian managed to continue to exist. They shut down all of his pages, including his coffee company, robbing him of the $315,000 he had invested in them so he could provide for his family. Kolfage then started an organization to fight for free speech and will be suing Zuckerberg & Facebook soon.

It’s a major deal that mainstream media is covering Airman Kolfage’s efforts to get the wall built. Normally they wouldn’t publish anything of the sort, and if they did, it would be negative. So far, except for a few far-left news sites, the coverage has been neutral if not positive, as journalism should be.

I worked with Airman Kolfage for 3 years as his editor-in-chief until Facebook shut his pages down in October. I was friends with him for years before that, and I can honestly say, if anyone can get this done, it’s him. He has overcome so much, yet he never quits, no matter what. He doesn’t know how to fail. He will accomplish this mission.

Senior Airman Kolfage, Newport Beach, 2017. Photos by Jeff Rainforth – Media may not use without express consent

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Jeff covers border news in the US and has traveled around the world documenting the border walls and counter-terrorism efforts of other countries. He runs the Rainforth Report on Substack. In 2022 Jeff embarked on a border crisis tour, documenting cartel trafficking of drugs and humans. The year before he was contracted to film on the border with Ben Bergquam of America's Voice News and also for Women Fighting for America. Jeff was the videographer for the March for Trump bus tour which crossed the country twice and ended on January 6th, 2021 in DC at the Capitol. He filmed the events that took place at the Capitol Building. Jeff was the videographer and news editor for We Build the Wall, the organization founded by triple-amputee vet hero Brian Kolfage. He was the sole photographer allowed to be on site to document the construction of the first ever privately built border wall. Jeff has worked on Kolfage's projects since 2015. Steve Bannon sent Jeff to embed with the Hong Kong protesters, covering their fight for freedom against the Chinese Communist Party, and regularly films inside of riots in Democrat-run cities in the United States. Bannon also sent Jeff to film for a documentary on border walls in mainland China as COVID was about to emerge from the country. Bannon and Kolfage then sent Jeff to film walls and counter-terrorism efforts in Thailand, Malaysia, Israel by the Gaza Strip, Hungary & Serbia, France, Spain, and north Africa. As of 2022 Jeff is an editor at Populist Press and other news sites. Jeff did a special 2nd Amendment project for Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill who killed Bin Laden, and he was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison. He is chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. He wrote for former war correspondent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30-person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Blog Bash Award for best activism for organizing the national movement to form a select committee on Benghazi, and for his role as the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican imprisonment. Jeff appears in Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother's book, "When Light Prevails."

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