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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:28 PM

Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake News To Get Rich

Brian Kolfage, the decorated Iraq War veteran spearheading the massive, viral fundraising campaign to build President Trump’s border wall, who has a history of peddling right-wing misinformation on Facebook, pushed the limits of misleading content in pursuit of online traffic and profits until he was ultimately banned from the platform, according to multiple former employees and a review of internal communications.

The 37-year-old has spent more than a decade carefully crafting his public persona as an altruistic, conservative public figure, but people who have worked with the veteran told BuzzFeed News he can be vengeful and malicious, and that the pursuit of profits above all else fueled his behavior.

The veteran has also spearheaded other crowdfunding ventures over the years, raising thousands of dollars on GoFundMe with the promise of helping mentor fellow vets at military hospitals, but spokespersons for the medical centers said they have no record of Kolfage working at their facilities or donating any money.

Lindsay Lowery, who goes by the alias Prissy Holly, worked for Kolfage’s main conservative news website, Freedom Daily, for about a year in 2017 as Trump’s presidency began to take shape and the world of fake news on Facebook remained largely unabated.

“After I started challenging some of his business decisions that I felt were reckless for the company and for my career, the real Brian emerged,” she told BuzzFeed News. “Everything is only about his ‘war hero’ persona and money. If there’s a perceived slight on his part, he viciously attacks people...and, in my case, tries to destroy their life and livelihood.”

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/briannasacks/veteran-trump-wall-brian-kolfage-immigration-facebook

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:30 PM

1. Another MAGA Grift. Probably will be hired to replace Wilbor Ross or Mnuchin

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:33 PM

2. Slight chuckle begins,,,











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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:34 PM

3. Exactly.

“...he can be vengeful and malicious, and that the pursuit of profits above all else fueled his behavior. ”


Isn’t that the very definition of a conservative?

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:36 PM

4. Gee, a MAGAt is a con artist? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!!!!

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:37 PM

5. I.am not a fan of.crowd funding in general.

Too much opportunity for abuse, often people contribute without investigating, and so on. I appreciate that there's sometimes a special circumstance that warrants it, but I don't really like it. I would rather write a check to an organization that I trust or go to an in-person fundraiser.

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