Trump's NFT collection sells out despite ridicule

On Wednesday morning, former President Donald Trump announced the launch of an “official Donald Trump Digital Trading Card collection” in the form of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). The collection consists of 45,000 digital trading cards depicting Trump in various different outfits and extravagant settings, 44,000 of which were available for purchase for $99 each. As of Friday morning, the collection was sold out and NFTs were now being sold for at least around $200 on OpenSea, an NFT exchange site. Trump promoted the collection as a great Christmas gift and said it featured “some of the really incredible artwork pertaining to my life and my career.” His announcement followed speculation that he would announce a potential presidential campaign-related announcement amid dwindling support for the former president. Trump has seen his support slide among Republican allies and supporters for disappointing midterm results for the GOP and dining with a Holocaust denier. An exclusive USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll found that only 31% of GOP and GOP-leaning voters wanted to see Trump run for reelection. The announcement has been met with criticism and ridicule from his frequent opponents and allies, with President Joe Biden mocking Trump with his own “MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS” and former White House strategist and counselor to Trump, Steve Bannon, saying “Whoever, what business partner, and anybody in the comms team, and anybody at Mar-a-Lago, and I love the folks down there, but we’re at war. They ought to be fired today.”


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