“MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! My official Donald Trump Digital Trading Card collection is here!” Mr Trump wrote on his platform Truth Social on Thursday.
“These limited edition cards feature amazing ART of my Life & Career! Collect all of your favorite Trump Digital Trading Cards, very much like a baseball card, but hopefully much more exciting,” he added. “GET YOUR CARDS NOW! Only $99 each! Would make a great Christmas gift. Don’t Wait. They will be gone, I believe, very quickly!”
Twitter users were quick to mock the announcement.
“OH MY F***ING GOD TRUMP’S MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT IS *DIGITAL* TRADING CARDS FEATURING HIS OWN BIG DUMB STUPID PUMPKIN FACE and holy s**t he’s selling them for a hundred bucks I s**t you not. I wish I was making this up. And the rubes are going to eat this s**t right up,” Jeff Tiedrich wrote.
Maggie Haberman of The New York Times tweeted that “Trump wanted to be wheeled out of Walter Reed in a Superman shirt under his actual shirt. Aides talked him out of it (and then Meadows devoted several lines in his book to claiming it hadn’t happened). So instead he does it virtually and tries to make money off it”.
“Oh my f***ing god, Trump’s ‘major announcement’ is to sell digital trading cards, lololol, he is so lucky you idiots are as dumb as he thinks you are,” one Twitter user said. “He wants $99 for a JPEG of him in a superhero outfit.”
“Trump’s ‘big’ announcement being Trump superhero trading cards is just incredible. My guy has totally lost it. The Loser Energy and grift is just off the charts. Biden is winning Montana and Alaska in 2024 at this rate,” another user said.
“Trump Trading Cards? The ultimate gold digger! Right up there with Trump wine, steaks, ties, shirts, university and presidency. All worthless,” Bill Press tweeted.
Former President Trump has announced a new collection of digital trading cards, available for $99 each.
Trump said the cards are "very much like a baseball card, but hopefully much more exciting."
A few examples are shown in a promotional video on the card website: pic.twitter.com/hP8w0Lq7wc
— Herb Scribner (@HerbScribner) December 15, 2022
“You can’t make this up. Donald Trump’s ‘major announcement’ are digital trading cards that cost $99 each. Classic grifter and narcissist behavior. He has truly lost his mind more than I can possibly imagine. DOJ & Jack Smith, please hurry up and indict this man,” Victor Shi tweeted.
“Donald Trump’s major announcement was that he’s selling digital superhero trading cards. I can’t believe that pathetic putz was ever president,” one Twitter user said.
“The Trump Train is at the last stop. Donald Trump reached the end of the line & is now a runaway train rolling into oblivion. He made a ‘major announcement’ that he’s now selling $99 digital trading cards of himself. The transition from surreal to absurd to pitiful is complete,” Shannon Fisher added.
“The best thing about this is that the MAGA ecosystem went into overdrive yesterday when he teased a ‘big announcement.’ His VP pick? Speaker of the House? A new lawsuit? Teaming up with Musk? Nope, Trump superhero trading cards,” lawyer Ron Filipkowski wrote.
In a video announcement of the trading cards, Mr Trump said he was “hopefully your favourite president of all time – better than Lincoln, better than Washington”.
Come for the claim that Trump was a better president than Washington and Lincoln, stay for the "Trump digital trading cards" pic.twitter.com/qEKWYpgXL7
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) December 15, 2022
“I'm doing my first official Donald J Trump NFT collection right here and right now. They're called Trump digital trading cards,” Mr Trump said, adding that the cards would feature “really incredible artwork pertaining to my life and my career. It's been very exciting. You can collect your Trump digital cards, just like a baseball card, or other collectables”.
The former president said “one of the best parts” is that “each card comes with an automatic chance to win amazing prizes like dinner with me. I don't know if that's an amazing prize, but it's what we have”.
Mr Trump said buyers could also win “golf with you and a group of your friends at one of my beautiful golf courses and they are beautiful. I'm also doing zoom calls, a one on one meeting, autographs and memorabilia, and so much more. We're doing a lot”.
“My official Trump digital trading cards are $99 which doesn't sound like very much for what you're getting,” he claimed.
“I think it's something you're going to like, you're gonna like it a lot,” he said, later adding the non-fungible tokens make “a great Christmas gift”.