Florida man starts GoFundMe to pay for tunnels under Trump’s border wall


A Florida man launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to buy shovels for people planning to build tunnels under President Trump’s proposed border wall, according to a local ABC station.

“To the thousands of people raising money for a wall … I’m raising money to supply tunnel builders with shovels … I’m sure we won’t need the $150,000,000 but in all reality who gives a shit … let’s see how much I can raise,” Rigo Torres, the creator behind the campaign, wrote on the crowdfunding page.

The effort comes several weeks after a GoFundMe page that was launched to fund Trump’s long-desired wall across the U.S.-Mexico border captured headlines after raising nearly $5 million in just three days. The campaign has since raised over $18 million of its $1 billion goal. 

{mosads}Torres’s campaign page also says donations would go to the American Civil Liberties Union.

“The American Civil Liberties Union which is focused on defending the rights of immigrant families and says it ‘won’t stop fighting until families are reunited,’ ” Torres wrote on the page. “The organization already has raised over $1 million, thanks in part to donations from celebrities like musician John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen.”

“Let’s help these kids and parents be together and spend time with family, and not in detention centers,” he added. 

Torres’s campaign has so far raised $3,061 of its $150 million goal as of Saturday afternoon.

His campaign also arrives as the federal government stretches into its eighth day of a partial shutdown.

Parts of the federal government shut down on last Saturday over Trump’s demand for $5 billion in funding for a border wall.

Legislation that met Trump’s demand passed the House but failed in the Senate, but the upper chamber was able to pass a clean continuing resolution that did not include the wall funding, which House leadership did not put up for a vote.

The new Democratic majority will take control of the House next week, but Trump has pledged he will not sign any government spending measure without sufficient border security funding.

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