On Thursday night, good ol’ lovable Jimmy Kimmel, whose dripping condescension toward conservatives seemingly permeates every fiber of his being, declared that the people who have contributed over $12 million to the GoFundMe page to build a wall along the southern border of the United States, are “very dopey people” who are “dipping into their meth money.”
Kimmel started by noting President Trump’s pledge to shut down the government unless he got $5 billion in finding for the border wall:
Trump is leaving Washington, D.C. an absolute mess. He caused quite a thing today. He announced today he’s not going to sign a resolution to fund the government. This is a deal that was crafted by Republicans. They thought he was going to sign it. He surprised them and said, I’m not signing it unless I get the $5 billion I want for my border wall. If he doesn’t get that money, which he won’t, tomorrow night at midnight the government will shut down, which means hundreds of thousands of workers won’t get paid.
Kimmel mocked, “Basically, Trump is taking paychecks from federal employees at Christmas time to punish Congress for not paying for a wall he swore 500 times Mexico would be paying for. So Feliz Navidad, everyone. But here’s the twist. The twist is the President might not need Mexico or Congress to pay for the wall at all because there are some very dopey people ready to pay for it themselves.”
Kimmel referred to the creator of the GoFundMe page, Brian Kolfage, an Iraq War veteran and three-time amputee, as “This Trump supporter,” leering, “This Trump supporter, a guy named Brian Kolfage, started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1 billion for the wall. He launched it on Sunday. It’s already up to almost $9 million.”
Then he segued to mocking the people who put up their own money to fund a border wall:
People, this is what people do with their disposable income when they don’t have loans from college to pay off. Donating money for a wall that will never exist. It’s like starting a college fund for Harry Potter. It’s a, 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 …
Interviewed on Fox News, Kolfage explained his motivation:
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. I have grandparents who immigrated to America legally, they did it the correct way and it's time we uphold our laws, and get this wall BUILT! It’s up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling. If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall. That equates to roughly five billion dollars, even if we get half, that's half the wall. We can do this.