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Jimmy Kimmel takes swipe at fundraiser by triple-amputee veteran raising money for border wall


Supporters hope to raise $1 billion

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ABC late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel called a group of Trump supporters "very dopey people" because they are attempting to help fund a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

What did he say?

"The president might not need Mexico or Congress to pay for the wall at all," Kimmel said Thursday. "Because there's some very dopey people ready to pay for it themselves."

Kimmel mentioned a GoFundMe page for the wall that was started by veteran Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee and Iraq veteran who hopes to raise $1 billion for the wall.

Nearly $15 million was raised as of Saturday. The GoFundMe page states:

Like a majority of those American citizens who voted to elect President Donald J Trump, we voted for him to Make America Great Again. 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.

As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today. 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.

Kimmel called the project "a waste."

"Donating money for a wall that will never exist — it's like starting a college fund for Harry Potter," Kimmel said. "It's a waste. A more useful thing to do with your money would be to go outside and feed it to a bird. But, you do have to admire the sacrifice they're making. I mean, a lot of these people are dipping into their meth money for this."

Who else has chimed in?

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano also criticized the project on Twitter, writing "Oh, yes! Let's #GoFundTheWall while not taking care of our veterans. Cool. Cool. Cool."

That prompted a response from actor and producer James Woods who wrote: "Uh, this effort was initiated by a veteran, who not incidentally is a triple amputee. Just FYI..."

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