The battle for frontier wall financing became viral as a GoFundMe account sought to raise funds for President Trump's controversial barrier while another money was looking for leaders to scale the wall.
Last week, conservative activist Brian Kolfage launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise private funds for Trump's border wall. To date, the campaign has raised just over $ 16 million for the $ 1 billion target – far from the $ 21.7 billion required by the Department of Homeland Security to build along the entire southern border.
Still, $ 16 million was enough to motivate Liberal activist Charlotte Clymer to launch a GoFundMe campaign to buy ladders to climb the wall. The newly created campaign is a bit funny, and even the fund's founders are unlikely to reach their $ 1
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. "We want to make sure that leaders are ready to help our undocumented friends," said the GoFundMe site, "They see they'll never reach their goal, but no matter how much we increase, we'll achieve ours."
Talking to Business Insider, Clymer said the campaign should draw attention to the benefits of immigration to the US
"I was really happy with how this led to talks about the absurdity of the wall in general," she told Business Insiders. "Undocumented people do not bring crime or drug smuggling or any of this nonsense into our country."
The battle over the border wall shut down the government when lawmakers cursed funding for the promise of Trump's signature campaign
Mick Mulvaney, who will take over as White House Deputy Chief of Staff, said, "Fox News Sunday, "he waits in one word The Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, after the White House had submitted a counter-offer in a dispute over the financing of the Wall.
Mulvaney declined to outline the offer, but said it was between Trump's $ 5.7 billion proposal and the $ 1.3 billion offered by Democrats.
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A stalemate over the wall resulted in parts of the government being closed on Saturday after funding numerous sections and agencies have expired.
It is expected that the deadlock will not be over until next Thursday at the earliest. Both the House and the Senate were adjourned later in the week.
Chris Wallace and The Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.