Donald Trump teased a “major announcement” just weeks after declaring a third presidential run, leading to millions speculating about big campaign moves.
Well, it appears the “major announcement” was the fact that he’s selling digital trading cards with depictions such as his head atop cartoon super-hero figures – as NFTs.
Trump said on his Truth Social platform that the “Donald Trump Digital Trading Card collection,” can be collected like baseball cards and stored digitally.
They cost $99 each and people who buy them are also entered into a sweepstakes for prizes including a golf outing with the former US president.
The digital cards are being offered by NFT INT LLC, which says on its website that the cards are not connected to Trump’s presidential campaign and that the company is not owned, managed or controlled by Trump, his company, or their affiliates.
The former president gets paid under a license for use of his name and likeness, according to the website.
Trump had teased the announcement with a post on his Truth Social platform on Wednesday depicting himself as a Superman-like character standing in front of Trump Tower with lasers shooting from his eyes saying, “America needs a superhero.”
In a promotional video that showed Trump in a muscled-up Superman-style costume with laser-beam eyes, he gave the cards his classic hard sell.
“These cards feature some of the really incredible artwork pertaining to my life and my career. It has been very exciting,” he said.
“Buy your Trump Digital Trading Cards right now before they are all gone, and they will be gone!”
“Remember Christmas is coming and this makes a great Christmas gift.”
For those who are interested (Really!), you can snatch up Trump’s NFTs here.