A new GoFundMe campaign to buy "ladders to get over Trump's wall" was created on Thursday in response to one that has raised more than $9 million in pledged donations for President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE’s long-desired border wall.  

Charlotte Clymer, an Army veteran and communications specialist for the Human Rights Campaign, created the fundraiser on Thursday.

The crowd-sourcing effort raised more than $35,000 from more than 1,490 donors as of Thursday evening.


Clymer told Business Insider that she was “stunned” when she heard about the campaign to raise money for Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

"More than being angry, I was sad at the blatant racism of donating money to a wall that will not be built, a wall that won't work,” Clymer said.

While the GoFundMe page jokes about using the money to buy ladders, Clymer’s campaign makes clear it intends to actually donate the funds to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

The Texas-based nonprofit provides legal services for immigrants and refugees seeking legal asylum.

“This GoFundMe isn’t really about ladders at all. It’s about lifting people up,” the page reads.

Clymer told the outlet that she was happy with how her campaign has started conversation about the “absurdity” of Trump’s wall.

"Undocumented folks are not bringing crime or drug smuggling or any of this job-stealing nonsense to our country,” she added.

Trump has made securing funding for a southern border wall his top priority, vowing not to sign a stopgap spending bill without it.

The bill currently under negotiation on Capitol Hill would fund the government through Feb. 8 and prevent a shutdown from going into effect on Saturday.