Led by the shining, orange example of our Angry Idiot in Chief, 2018 has been a very dumb year. But if you thought 2018 couldn’t get any dumber, you’d be wrong.
Upset that the obvious lie Trump told them about building a massive wall on the U.S./Mexico border during the campaign hasn’t miraculously become true Trump fans are trying to give themselves a Christmas present by crowdfunding The Wall™ themselves.
Amazingly a GoFundMe called “We The People Will Fund The Wall” has raised over 5 million dollars in just three days, from over 80,000 donors, and the hashtag #GoFundTheWall has quickly gained popularity on Twitter.
And Trump super-fans are hyped.
This is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE and put together by a Purple Heart veteran who gave 3 limbs protecting this country.
If everyone who voted for @realDonaldTrump gives 80 dollars, WE CAN FUND THE WALL!
GIVE and SHARE the link with everyone you know!
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 20, 2018
I have donated! Now up to 500,000+ Build the wall!
— Get a Grip! (@Commonsensicall) December 20, 2018
I’m ready !!! Where do I send my 80 dollars #wedontneedDemocrats
— MoffinMan (@Moff1nMan) December 20, 2018
Once AGAIN We The People will have to do what our elected Politicians will NOT DO!!! Let’s build our own Wall and CEMENT AND NO SLATS !!! They can’t crawl over and can’t slide through!!! MAGA 🙏🏻💖🇺🇸
— Colleen E Braun (@colleenebraun) December 20, 2018
Outside of the MAGA bubble however, people are a lot more dubious about the idea of a crowdfunded mega wall, which honestly just sounds like a stunt or a scam.
#GoFundTheWall Hi PROUD AMERICANS if you send me ALL YOUR MONEY I hereby promise to BUILD A WALL. Just send me the money I SWEAR I WILL USE IT FOR WALL BUILDING PURPOSES*
— 🦌Elle🎄Grittymas Is Coming🎄Gato🦌 (@ellle_em) December 20, 2018
The irony of conservative tax-hating Republicans sending their hard-earned dollars and social security checks…back to the federal government is rich.
When you hate taxes so much you send the government money you don’t even owe them.
— Stefan Sirucek (@sirstefan) December 20, 2018
“Hey – let’s raise a BILLION dollars to pay for the wall that Donald said Mexico would pay for. That will REALLY own the libs. We’ll pay for it out of our own pockets instead of letting Donald tax us! That’ll show the libtards” #GoFundTheWall Go Fund Yourself.
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) December 20, 2018
#GoFundTheWall is as funny as it is sad. Next thing you’re gonna have is Trumpers going to Home Depot en masse to start building it themselves.
— 𝑫𝑨𝑽𝑬 (@TheRebelDave) December 20, 2018
Three million is, of course, far short of the fundraiser’s 1 billion dollar goal. And, as some have pointed out with various levels of glee, even 1 billion dollars would be far short of the amount needed for such a massive project.
The GoFundMe page started by the MAGA folks for the border wall has raised over $3 million.
The cost of the wall is about $25 BILLION.
In other words, they’ve raised enough for 1/100th of 1% of the Wall.
No one said these people were good at math.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 20, 2018
A little bit of math on #GoFundTheWall. They’ve raised $4 million in 3 days. WOW!
Now, by Fox News’ own estimate, the wall would cost $25 billion. If they raise $1.3 million a day, EVERY DAY, it would take them 51 years, 4 months, and 19 days.
So, keep donating you dummies.
— Steve Hofstetter (On tour now!) (@SteveHofstetter) December 20, 2018
Then there’s the moral issue.
While the government needing money for, say, healthcare or education rubs conservatives the wong way, sending the government money to keep out the poor and the needy apparently rubs conservatives in exactly the right way.
Christmas spirit indeed.
I can’t get over the fact that “Christians” in the Christmas season are giving money to build a Wall to keep out refugees escaping war instead of using that money to feed them.
Christ was very specific about this. Shame on all of you.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 20, 2018
#GoFundTheWall cause deplorables have no problem using their money for hate… It’s only a problem when it’s for healthcare. Got it.
Merry Christmas I’m sure Jesus is very proud.
— Tom D’Angora (@TomDangora) December 20, 2018
Oh, yes! Let’s #GoFundTheWall while not taking care of our veterans. Cool. Cool. Cool.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 20, 2018
raising $1B means everyone has to donate about $60… yet when it comes to funding things that actually matter… (education, health, etc.) y’all will complain about pennies and dimes like “bUt mY tAxEs” #GoFundTheWall pic.twitter.com/l5UMljdKbF
— meme (@thememediaries_) December 20, 2018
The US DEPT of Vet affairs estimates that 38,000 veterans are homeless, as of right now the #GoFundTheWall has over 5 million or enough to give each homeless vet $131 in 3 days. pic.twitter.com/x49rBLaeLL
— Aimée (@AlsAimee) December 20, 2018
There’s also the gobsmacking way that Trump has moved the goalposts from his grandiose promises of a “Big Beautiful Wall” that Mexico would pay for…to something likely much more modest and expensive. Equally shocking is how his diehard fans have let him slide on one of his central campaign promises.
The mental gymnastics are incredible.
The most hilarious and delusional thing I’ve seen in a while is the same Americans who voted for a man that vowed to get Mexico to pay for their wall–are now celebrating the fact that they themselves are crowdfunding it. #GoFundTheWall
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) December 20, 2018
The absurd exercise in mega-crowdfunding has already been met with an appropriately absurd response. A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for “Ladders To Get Over Trump’s Wall.” The tongue-in-cheek response has no illusions about meeting its 100 million dollar goal and has promised to donate the money it raises to RAICES, a nonprofit that gives legal assistance to immigrants and refugees.
Since people are trying to crowdfund the wall, here’s a tongue-in-cheek GFM to “purchase ladders” to scale the wall!
— jordan (@JordanUhl) December 20, 2018
Despite their best and most ludicrous efforts…Trump fans may need to adjust their expectations. They may simply have to forget the “Big Beautiful Wall” that Trump promised and be content with…I don’t know…how about a cute little fence like they have around Little League baseball diamonds.
It would of course be wrong to revel in the tears of the Trumpists. https://t.co/FgSEJ5vta2
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 20, 2018