GoFundMe page set up to fund Donald Trump's border wall

A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for US President Donald Trump's border wall has raised US$15 million - 1.5 percent of its $1 billion goal.

Triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage started the campaign on December 16, days before Mr Trump shut down the Government over an impasse over the wall's funding.

Mr Trump has demanded US$5 billion be put aside from the federal budget to help finance construction of a fence along the US-Mexico border, something Democrats in Congress have resisted.

Mr Kolfage said on his GoFundMe page Americans voted for Mr Trump to "Make America Great Again".

Triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage started the campaign.
Triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage started the campaign. Photo credit: Brian Kolfage/Facebook

"President Trump's main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he's followed through on just about every promise so far, this wall project needs to be completed still," he wrote.

"Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society."

Mr Trump on Saturday tweeted an animation of what the wall would look like, describing the steel slat design as "effective" and "beautiful".

A rival crowdfunding page to build ladders to get over the wall has raised US$135,000 of its $100 million goal.

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