(KOAT/CNN/Meredith) – A seven-year-old Texas boy raised $22,000 for President Donald Trump’s border wall by selling hot chocolate.

Benton Stevens of Austin said even though he has already raised so much, his goal is $50,000.

As for his inspiration, he said he "saw that Trump really wanted to build a wall."

Construction continues on the privately-funded section of the border wall in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

A GoFundMe campaign started by the nonprofit group We Build The Wall, Inc. started in December and has since raised over $23 million. The group was founded by Purple Heart recipient and triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage.

Perhaps with Benton’s large donation, he might be one of the campaign’s biggest supporters.

The construction of the privately-funded section of the wall has met controversy. We Build The Wall, Inc. was served with a cease and desist order from the local government.

But, the group insists they have all the necessary permits and approvals and the wall is under full compliance with local laws.

The group says they will continue to add onto the border wall.

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