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Remember that stupid GoFundMe page to raise money to build Trump his wall?

Well, this just got interesting:

Brian Kolfage is supposed to be helping Donald Trump build a wall with the 22 million raised.  No construction has begun, even after multiple promises to break ground.  However, Brian does have a nice, new yacht and is booking private air flights.


Who is Brian Kolfage?  He’s an amputee war veteran with a loyal following who really loves Trump.  If there was ever a king of “fake news”, Brian would have been it. He administered multiple conservative pages on Facebook, and they were, to put it delicately, sleazy.

A lady who worked for him at his main site had this to say:

He never wanted the truth. It was all just for clicks, and the more inflammatory, the better.

I felt dirty writing the stuff.

Facebook finally took action and removed hundreds of pages and accounts from their platform for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” and “spamming”.

According to The Stern Facts, an anonymous source said that Kolfage confided that he went “broke.”

If that truly was the case, then don’t worry. He seems to be doing much better these days.

Brian Kolfage lashed back at The Stern Report with this post:

piss poor reporting. The boat was ordered in 2017, manufacturing began in 2018 and boat delivered in August of 2018. It’s all document on my instagram with time stamps, dates and images. Hope you like being sued, because I’m going to buy a bigger boat after my attorney owns you. 

go ahead and look at my instagram scroll down to 2018 you scumbag

The anonymous source shot back:

Whether he ordered it last year with the year before is irrelevant it’s still nearly a million dollar boat. Those new toys are very expensive as is flying private. Where did he get the money if his business was destroyed by Facebook?

Some donors are questioning what he’s done with all that money he raised, and wondered why he hasn’t given any updates on progress. Turns out, there’s a good reason: Those darn lefties will go after him if we knew of his super cool plans.

I tend to give a lot of leeway to war veterans, but in this case, Kolfage has given a lot of reason to question his integrity.  A journalist uncovered that he has a significant history with Crowdfunding scams.  There’s plenty of them to read through, but the most egregious one, in my opinion, was a fundraiser for a “Mentoring Program” for wounded service member at several prominent hospitals. The hospitals mentioned provided statements to Buzzfeed that they had no record of Kolfage ever volunteering or donating money.

Kolfage isn’t alone. Fleecing Trump supporters seems to be something of a sport these days.

Trump’s former deputy campaign manger, David Bossie, organized an alleged sham political organization that raised millions in small donor donations to support Trump-aligned candidates. However, almost all of its money was spent on more fundraising and administrative costs, to include Bossie’s hefty salary.

DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 24: President of Citizens United David Bossie speaks to guests  at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The summit is hosting a group of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates to discuss core conservative principles ahead of the January 2016 Iowa Caucuses.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
David Bossie

Trump was reportedly very furious—not because his idiot followers got swindled, but because the guy was making money off of Trump’s brand without Trump in the picture.

The scams run on conservatives are nothing new. Conservative pundit Erick Erickson has decried them for years. The Campaign Legal Center notes that there is an entire cottage industry of PAC operators, fundraisers, and consultants who prey on the passion and ignorance of conservatives.  According to Max Boot, you can trace the swindling back to 1996, when Rupert Murdoch decided to capitalize on right wing outrage by launching Fox News.

To be fair, liberals are targets of grifters as well, but the con game is much more effective on those who eschew reason, regard any attempts at reaching them as “fake news”, and will forever rationalize their poor decisions.

A prominent twitter user said his MAGA neighbor donated to the GoFundMe wall, refused to believe that Kolfage had a yacht, and even after seeing proof said “Well, he deserves a yacht.”

How do you argue with someone like that?

Screw ‘em.

I prefer Trump supporters and cowed conservatives line the pockets of people like Brian as opposed to donating to actual candidates who are intent on destroying our country and her people. For that, I thank him.

So when people say they want to build the wall, I tell them to donate to Brian’s GoFundMe page, which is still up.  I say put up or shut up.  For most of the people donating, this will be the only “cause”  they can afford give to, and that’s a good thing.  In a way, it’s a metaphor for their support of the entire GOP:

Convincing poor people to give their hard-earned money to a guy with a yacht.

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  1. The lead in has the american flag upside down. As a former military wife it is my understanding that when the flag is flown upside down it is an SOS. What is the significance of this one being upside down?


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