Run by Brian Kolfage, a veteran with a track record of questionable business practices, the project defied all logistical considerations with its proposal for a “simple and straightforward” plan to build the wall. Surprising perhaps no one beyond its donors, the campaign collided with reality, with Kolfage coming to the realization that “the federal government won’t be able to accept our donations anytime soon” given that there is no actual mechanism through which it could do so. On the campaign page, Kolfage newly disclosed his plans to form a nonprofit, “We Build The Wall, Inc.” that would hold onto the donations until the federal government is able to accept them or until all of the donors eventually forget the project altogether. Also, as the campaign , Kolfage’s been changing the language about refunding $ 12/18 “If for ANY reason we don’t reach our goal we will refund your donation”12/19: saying they will hold funds, but will refund if goal not hit12/22: refund promise goneNow: Will hold all funds pic.twitter.com/nhVvCiNFbN — Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) January 11, 2019 Kolfage claims that he has formed an advisory board that features war privatization enthusiast and brother of the Secretary of Education Erik Prince and the also ethically questionable former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach who lost his race this past November. “If a donor does not want a refund, and they want their donation to go to the new organization, they must proactively elect to redirect their donation to that organization,” GoFundMe told The Hill.
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