Trump inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Some contributors to Brian Kolfage's GoFundMe to build a privately funded version of President Trump's southern border wall are wondering when, if ever, their funds will actually be used for construction, the Washington Post reports.

The backdrop: Kolfage used his GoFundMe as a launching pad for "We Build the Wall, Inc.," a nonprofit that claimed it could build Trump's wall partially on private land "with private funds" for less than it would cost the government. Kolfage and the nonprofit have stated multiple times that they plan to break ground soon, but those dates keep getting pushed further out — and there's no evidence of progress being made.

Buzz: Kris Kobach, a hard-line Trump supporter and former Kansas secretary of state, who serves on the nonprofit's board, claimed in January that the president gave the project his "blessing."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 p.m. ET: 11,662,574 — Total deaths: 539,058 — Total recoveries — 6,336,732Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 p.m. ET: 2,948,397 — Total deaths: 130,430 — Total recoveries: 924,148 — Total tested: 36,032,329Map.
  3. States: Arizona reports record 117 deaths in 24 hours.
  4. Public health: Trump administration invests $2 billion in coronavirus drugs.
  5. Business: Breaking down the PPP disclosure debacle
  6. World: Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus — India reports third-highest coronavirus case count in the world.

Mary Trump book: How she leaked Trump financials to NYT

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In her new memoir, President Trump's niece reveals how she leaked hordes of confidential Trump family financial documents to the New York Times in an effort to expose her uncle, whom she portrays as a dangerous sociopath.

Why it matters: Trump was furious when he found out recently that Mary Trump, a trained psychologist, would be publishing a tell-all memoir. And Trump's younger brother, Robert, tried and failed to block the publication of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man."

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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Why it matters: Brazil's coronavirus outbreak is one of the largest in the world, topped only by the U.S., and Bolsonaro has long downplayed the effects of the virus, pushing businesses to reopen over the last few months in order to jumpstart the country's economy.