One of Donald Trump’s most awe-inspiring campaign promises was to build a wall between the border of the United States and Mexico.
So far, every effort has fallen short due to Democratic sabotage and lack of funding.
But one Tennessee Republican may have the answer.
Representative Diane Black of Tennessee has promised to introduce legislation that will create a “border wall trust fund” to which citizens could donate money.
The funds would be used for whatever it takes to build the wall.
“While Democrats block common sense border security and put illegal immigrants before our families, we are going to put America first. Real immigration reform cannot be achieved without a secure border — President Trump has been clear about this since day one,” Black said in a May 18 statement. “The most important job of the federal government is the safety and security of the American people, and if citizens in our country wish to contribute to this effort, they absolutely should be given the opportunity.”
In an interview with Fox, Rep. Black, a member of the House Budget Committee, said that her bill would allow any American to donate money to help fund the wall. “I support President Trump in building the wall. It’s going to take big funds to do that,” she said, noting that Congress seems unwilling to raise the money for the job.
The rep. also said that an effort such as this to fund work for a public monument has precedent. Indeed, a private group launched in 1833 to raise the funds that eventually led to the building of the Washington Monument.
Black claims that her bill is a mirror of popular private companies such as GoFundMe where people can gather and support favored causes and help those who need assistance.
There has not been a report yet of how President Trump has reacted to this idea, but Diane Black’s spokesperson Heather Douglas told Fox News, “We’re hoping to see [the bill] go through to the president’s desk.”
President Trump was determined to have Mexico help fund the wall, but that goal is proving to be difficult to reach due to the political landscape.
Though it is a unique solution to the lack of funding the government is working with, it may be the solution that has been desperately needed.
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Would you donate to a crowdfunding campaign dedicated to building the wall?
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