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Donors have given Brian Kolfage, the wounded veteran behind the viral GoFundMe “Trump Wall” campaign, permission to transfer at least $7 million to his new plan to privately fund and build a southern border wall, according to Kolfage and another source familiar with the effort. President Trump has asked Congress for more than $5 billion to build the same project, but Kolfage says he can do it for half the cost.

Kolfage first launched the “Trump Wall” campaign in December, and $20 million was pledged from more than 300,000 people. His original goal was to raise $1 billion and hand over the money to the federal government to subsidize the cost of the wall.

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But last Friday, Kolfage changed course and announced that funds would instead go toward his new non-profit, We Build the Wall, Inc., which he said would use contributions to build a wall on private land. In a GoFundMe post, Kolfage wrote that the “federal government won’t be able to accept our donations anytime soon.”

In a Twitter post Wednesday afternoon, Kolfage announced that he “just had an awesome call” with GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert, of Texas. “The People are building this wall, and it’s great to have great minds like Louis guide us on this process,” he wrote.

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