Wounded Warrior Comes Under Attack Over Border Wall GoFundMe

  • 12/22/2018 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Wounded Warrior Comes Under Attack Over Border Wall GoFundMe
By The U.S. Army (Warrior Transition Brigade) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
A GoFundMe campaign urging the American people to fund Trump's border wall has raised more than $12 million in four days.

But now, NBC News is attempting to slander the man behind it: decorated Iraq War veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage.

The Daily Wire's James Barrett has more:

NBC's beef with Kolfage is a recent business venture he doesn't mention in his bio sketch on the Build the Wall GoFundMe page: a Facebook page pulled by the platform titled Right Wing News "and a ring of affiliate sites that frequently trafficked in conspiracy theories."

"In October, Right Wing News was pulled down by Facebook in a sweep of more than 559 pages that the company said were 'using fake accounts … to drive traffic to their websites' or 'were ad farms using Facebook to mislead people into thinking that they were forums for legitimate political debate,'" NBC reports. "Days after the pulldown, Kolfage created a group called Fight4FreeSpeech, which accepts donations, and is also not referenced in the GoFundMe."

Asked by NBC about failing to note his connection to Right Wing News or Fight4FreeSpeech, Kolfage said he didn't want those projects to be a "distraction" to the wall fundraising effort, which has a billion-dollar goal.

"I don’t wanna mix the two. That shouldn’t be the focus," he said. "My personal issues have nothing to do with building the wall."

Though NBC's reporting appears designed to make contributors hesitate before donating, Kolfage's grassroots campaign continues to thrive.
 Source: AAN
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