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Leftist actress Alyssa Milano mocks amputee vet’s massive border wall fundraiser, gets incredible backlash


This went over like a lead balloon

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Leftist actress Alyssa Milano mocked the "We the People Will Fund the Wall" fundraiser in a Thursday tweet.

Needless to say, it didn't go over well with many users.

What did she say?

"Oh, yes! Let's #GoFundTheWall while not taking care of our veterans. Cool. Cool. Cool," Alyssa Milano said in a social media post.

Milano apparently hadn't done her homework, however, because the GoFundMe page's creator is a triple-amputee veteran named Brian Kolfage.

Kolfage's page is intended to help fund President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall.

"If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall," Kolfage said. "That equates to roughly $5 billion, even if we get half, that's half the wall. We can do this."

Kolfage adds that as a triple-amputee veteran with a family of his own, he says it's important to "ensure future generations have everything [U.S. citizens] have today.

"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," he writes. "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."

At the time of this writing, the GoFundMe page — which was set up Sunday — has amassed more than $12 million in donations.

One of the highest single donations at the time of this writing is $50,000.

What was said in response to Milano's tweet?

In response to Milano's tweet, one Twitter user wrote, "We would have a lot more money for our veterans which you actually don't care about at all if we didn't give all the benefits to the illegals that are here 63% of which are on some kind of government welfare program."

Another added, "Says the one NOT supporting the wall OR Veterans... go back to sleep."

"Oh, yes! Let's spend money housing refugees while not taking care of our veterans. Cool. Cool. Cool," one user wrote.

Kolfage told Newsweek that if he doesn't reach his $1 billion target, he will return all of the donations to their donors.

"I could see the frustration among many Americans like myself. I knew there was a possible way to do this with so many people passionate about the cause," he told the outlet.

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