Looks like the 18-year-old who turned his old man in to law enforcement for his alleged role in the Capitol Occupation is raking in the riches. It appears that 18-year-old Jackson Reffitt, (who ratted out his old man Guy Reffitt for his alleged sightseeing trip to the U.S. Capitol on January 6) has turned lemons into lemonade. Showing that thirty pieces of silver are chump change, it seems the young entrepreneur is on his way to pulling in some major moolah to start up his new life after his family apparently declared him persona non grata for turning in his Pops.
As of this writing, the teen has brought in over $107,000 at his GoFundMe page. Here’s the description for the page:
I was interviewed on CNN and got so much support from thousands of people, so many asked for a Go Fund Me so here it is. Every penny is another course in college or me saving it for years to come. I might be kicked out of my house due to my involvement in my dad’s case, so every cent might help me survive. Thank you so much. Seriously
Showing a flair for the dramatic, “Action” Jackson didn’t tell his family what he’d done until he appeared on Chris “Don’t Call Me Fredo” Cuomo’s CNN talk show.
The 18-year-old then tweeted:
According to a recent article at The New York Times:
The tweet garnered thousands of likes and retweets, and he said he was flooded with messages asking him to set up a GoFundMe, so he did.
“Every penny is another course in college or me saving it for years to come,” he wrote on the crowdfunding platform. “I might be kicked out of my house due to my involvement in my dad’s case, so every cent might help me survive.”
A number of people have already offered to serve as Jackson’s stand-in parents should he be disowned:
While I’m not saying Jackson falsely accused his dad, I am amazed at how quickly he seems to have turned this situation into a financial opportunity. As I noted in my earlier blog on the case, the scenario reminds me of The Whitest Kids You Know song “Get a New Daddy”
Whatever the case, “Creepy” Joe Biden should consider appointing Jackson as Secretary of Snitching should the “Creep in Chief” go with the time-tested totalitarian practice of turning kids against their parents.