Texas 7-year-old raises $22,000 for construction of Trump's border wall

A 7-year-old from Texas who’s raised $22,000 for the construction of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says he is unaware of reported federal investigation Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff Lawmakers focus their ire on NBA, not China MORE’s U.S.-Mexico border wall attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a section of the structure on private land.

Benton Stevens, whose hot chocolate and lemonade sales have helped fund the project, joined members of crowdfunding group “We Build The Wall” in Sunland Park, N.M., for the ceremony, KFOX reports.

“We were honored to have him at our ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday for the wall he helped pay for along with all of you who donated,” the group wrote on Facebook. 

 

Benton’s work started after Trump issued a fresh call for the structure during his State of the Union address this year, Fox 35 reports.

"Benton decided right then and there that he wanted to help the president build the wall," his mother, Jennifer Stevens, told Fox 35.

Starting in February, Benton set up a hot chocolate stand in his family’s community, and since then, he’s launched his own lemonade and hot chocolate brand, Benton’s Stand, that sells products online.

Benton plans to continue fundraising by setting up a lemonade stand this summer, Fox 35 reports. His goal is $50,000.