Former US President Donald Tump is always at the forefront when it comes to questionable marketing ideas and the like. Now there are even Trump NFTs. Ugly collectible pictures of manageable quality, but at steep prices and with possible copyright infringements. Theoretically, therefore, the perfect Christmas gift for small and large Trump fans, but unfortunately each around 100 US dollars expensive the collectible pictures are already sold out.
Trump NFTs: The perfect Christmas gift. Don’t
If there’s one thing Trump fans have been waiting for, it’s been for sure…no Trump NFTs. And yet, there they are now. Unfathomably ugly collectible prints of the former U.S. president at completely exorbitant prices that, according to a report from CBS, are naturally selling like hotcakes among fans and have already sold out in less than a day. 4.5 million US dollars flushed this into the cashes of the offerers.
There is the Trump in the Fliger outfit, Texas Ranger Trump, astronauts Tump or Trump with shotgun and cowboy hat. All cobbled together with… let’s call it nicely “manageable” Photoshop skills.
Quite a few of these NFT collectible images are (or rather were) offered in the process on the TrumpCard website. With a unique chance to win great prizes. Those who bought 45 of these cards could look forward to a gala dinner with the hero.
Cost: 99 US dollars. Per card. So for around 4,500 US dollars, you can dine with the ex-president. Interested parties for it there are, at least in the U.S., apparently some, as the “hopefully favorite president of all time, better than Lincoln, better than Washington,” in his announcement video on Truth Social Media, says.
The heroic and Oscar-worthy announcement video for these “impressive works of art,” according to Trump, can also be found on the TrumpCards website, by the way. That the TrumpCards can be neither exchanged nor returned, of course, goes without saying.
Trump NFTs with potential copyright infringements
Included in the one-time price of just $99 per dump… pardon, Trump Card, are potential copyright infringements. As the website Gizmodo reports, the designers went to such lengths that a reverse image search shows the images were simply cobbled together from the Internet.
A pair of pants from a hunting store here, a cowboy outfit from a costume store in California there. Behind the whole NFT project is NFT INT LLC, which is based in a small storefront in Utah, USA.
When asked by Gizmodo, the company says that the funds for the NFT collectibles are not political in nature and do not contribute to Trump’s re-election campaign. Trump or his companies were not involved, it said. Who is ultimately behind it, apparently even extensive research could not prove so far.
In any case, the Trump NFTs can hardly be outdone in terms of absurdity. All the more astonishing is the fact that these 45,000 digital, useless and ugly trading cards were completely sold out in just a few hours and generated 4.5 million US dollars.
So who would like to swap golfing Trump in his best Tiger Woods pose for gold bar Trump?