A 7-year-old boy is going viral in a community northwest of Austin after he set up a hot chocolate stand to raise money for President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Jennifer Stevens says it all began when her son, Benton, watched Trump’s State of the Union Address on Feb. 5.
“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,’” she said.
Both she and her husband Shane are politically active members of the Republican National Committee, she says, and they like to keep their children aware of their political stance.
“People think he’s brainwashed,” she said. “Well, of course, he supports Trump because we do, and he hears how we talk and this and that. Call that brainwashing, but I call it parenting, because we instill our values in him.”
Stevens says Benton begged her to let him set up a stand to help raise money for the border wall. His older brothers helped him make the signs and Stevens helped him make the hot chocolate.
On Saturday, Benton set up his stand at a Steiner Ranch strip mall for an hour. Stevens says in that time, he made $231 in sales. But, not everyone was appreciative of the family’s efforts.
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