We Build the Wall, Inc. is hitting the road for Detroit Thursday night. The Ohio Star was there for We Build the Wall, Inc.’s stop Tuesday night in Cincinnati, which featured panelists such as former White House strategist Steve Bannon, Sheriff David Clarke, and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
We Build the Wall, Inc., which now counts Bannon as its chairman, was formed out of veteran Brian Kolfage’s famous GoFundMe page that he started to help raise funds for the border wall. Now, the group’s plan is to start building sections of the wall on private land, with private money, and with the help of private citizens.
“We are thrilled to sponsor the ‘We Build the Wall’ rallies this week in Ohio and Detroit,” said Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit, one of the organizations sponsoring the town halls. “The border issue is not just something that affects those Americans in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico. The unbelievable flood of refugees and illegal immigrants streaming across the southern border is truly a national emergency. No country can handle this constant flow of tens of thousands of civilians and the strain it puts on an already stressed welfare system.”
A friend of Kolfage’s, who asked that his name be withheld because he is not authorized to speak on behalf of the group, told The Ohio Star that he was thrilled by the reaction of the people attending the town hall.
“They were lit,” he said. “Right off the jump, they were chanting, ‘Build the wall! Build the Wall! They were so loud and obviously passionate about getting the wall built.”
“Brian said in future meetings he is going to steer away from the politics and focus on the nuts and bolts of the wall plan, because that is what people were asking him about after the meeting,” he added.
Tuesday night’s full event can be watched below:
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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of Battleground State News and The Minnesota Sun. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo “Border Hall Town Hall” by We Build the Wall.