Benton Stevens is going viral on the internet after he set up a hot chocolate stand with the hope of raising money for President Trump’s long-promised, still unbuilt wall. Following the semi-viral success, the seven-year-old has reportedly raised “over $5000”, according to his father, Shave Stevens.
Stevens — stationed at a strip mall in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, February 16 — was reportedly inspired after seeing President Trump’s State of the Union address, which was delayed due to a government shut down over funding for the wall.
“He wanted to know about the wall so we explained what it was about and he (Benton) was like “I want to raise money for the wall,” the boy’s mother and father told local news outlet KXAN.
As for his business model, Benton was charging $2 per cup, while also providing the option of getting large “Nancy Pelosi marshmallows” for an extra 50 cents. Additionally, what tiny “Beto O’Rourke marshmallows” were offered for free.
The boy was upfront about his intentions for the proceeds, as a sign posted to the front of his hot chocolate stand clarified that all “proceeds help Trump build the wall.”
In a Facebook update posted by the boy’s father on Monday, February 18, he claimed that after receiving over $2200 on Venmo, young Brenton has now raised over $5000 through his hot chocolate endeavor.
While you may not agree with this family’s politics, you’ve got to respect the business sense, as they just made a cool $5K by selling chocolate powder in a cup.
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