Former President Donald Trump announced Thursday he would be selling NFT cards, prompting a slew of mixed reactions.
Trump teased a “major announcement” Wednesday on TruthSocial, posting a video of himself dressed up as a superhero.
While some speculated Trump would be announcing a return to Twitter or something in relation to his presidential campaign, Trump instead announced the release of digital trading cards.
“These limited edition cards feature amazing ART of my Life & Career!” Trump wrote on Truth Social. The cards are selling for $99 each.
Users were quick to react to the news.
Radio host Tim Young said, “grifting on NFTs won’t win elections.”
Grifting on NFTs won’t win elections.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) December 15, 2022
Contributor at Red State Jeff Charles questioned why Trump chose this to be his “major announcement.”
“This … this … was the ‘major announcement’ he was supposed to give? ………….why tho???”
This…this…was the “major announcement” he was supposed to give?
………….why tho??? pic.twitter.com/hj8jfsVzG5
— Jeff Charles, Destroyer of Democracy (@JeffOnTheRight) December 15, 2022
Investigative reporter at the Free Beacon and former Daily Caller News Foundation reporter Andrew Kerr questioned some of the logistics of the cards.
“Really like a particular Trump Digital Trading Card? Well, too bad. Fork over $99 and you get a random .jpg in return. No way to select which not you buy.”
Really like a particular Trump Digital Trading Card?
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) December 15, 2022
Conservative commentators known as the Hodge twins called for someone to be held accountable. (RELATED: ‘America Needs A Superhero’: Trump Teases Mysterious ‘Major Announcement’ For Thursday)
“Whoever told trump to do this should be fired.”
Whoever told Trump to do this should be fired https://t.co/fJ56QjYdDu
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) December 15, 2022
Others seemed happy about the announcement, with Foundation for Liberty & American Greatness President Nick Adams saying he’d be splurging on the cards.
“Yes, I am purchasing the entire collection of President Trump’s digital trading cards. No, I will not apologize for it.”
Yes, I am purchasing the entire collection of President Trump’s digital trading cards.
No, I will not apologize for it. pic.twitter.com/U6ZzefYzTz
— Nick Adams (Alpha Male) (@NickAdamsinUSA) December 15, 2022