Meanwhile, about 200,000 people have donated.
Kolfage did an interview with the Guardian around the time the pages were taken down, and said he was shocked: "I've talked with Facebook maybe 50 times in the last few months", he said "not once did they ever say we broke any rules or did something wrong". We just want to fund it, and that's it...
Another $161,123 has been raised so far through an earlier fundraiser launched by a nonprofit The American Border Foundation.
But the president has appeared to give in on border wall funding with the shutdown deadline looming Friday and with Democratic leaders refusing to budge amid pressure from their progressive bases.
A number of people said in a telephone and online survey recently that they were willing to privately contribute to build the border wall.
"But it got me thinking: is that, like, allowed on the site?" asked Romm. "My company, Military Grade Coffee Company, was outright banned", he said.
Kolfage told The Guardian at the time that the Facebook crackdown was "a complete shock". Buying a url to sound like the opposition is a classic activist move, she said, adding that she was happy to "hijack" the right-wing movement. "Americans are not just happy" about it.
"You see, they'll never reach their goal, but no matter how much we raise, we're going to reach ours". "Americans aren't happy", he reiterated. On Dec. 19, more than $2 million was donated by 34,000 people, according to Fox News.
"If we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians", Kolfage wrote on the GoFundMe page. "That equates to roughly 5Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that's half the wall".
As the end of Trump's second year in office comes to a close, his administration has not built the wall or secured funds for it - and a budget proposal passed Wednesday by the Senate did not fulfill Trump's call to provide funds for it.
The campaign description also says the fundraising efforts are capped at $US1 billion because that is GoFundMe's maximum fundraising limit.
Furthermore, GoFundMe's terms of service prohibit "not using funds for their stated objective", meaning that if the DHS were unable to accept the windfall, Kolfage may have to reimburse his campaign's donors.
"We haven't spoken directly to the president but would like to", Kolfage, who lost both legs and one hand serving in Iraq, emailed CNN.