The Best Dunks on Trump’s Idiotic NFT Trading Cards
The former President of the United States has resorted to selling knock-off digital Pokemon cards featuring hastily made artwork of himself wearing different Halloween costumes, because we all actually died in 2016 and this world is just one big purgatorial parable.
Following the news that Donald Trump currently lags behind his ostensible 2024 GOP Presidential Primary opponent, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, by a whopping 20 points, the former president deflected from the dismal press yesterday by announcing the release of a collection of $99 NFT superhero trading cards that feature Trump wearing cowboy and astronaut costumes like some spoiled, deluded 9-year-old giving out party favors for a birthday celebration.
Though many of Trump’s fanatical followers have flocked to the digital assets (more than $1.4 million in sales have already been reported), many, many more entertainers, politicians, former Trump allies and general internet users have spent the last 24 hours gasping for breath from laughing at the insanity of Trump’s latest get-rich-quick scheme. Here are the funniest flamings of the Trump trading card collection:
As entertaining as the last 24 hours have been for non-Trumpers, the NFT release has created a rift among the former president’s fanbase as allies slam Trump for the embarrassing money-making stunt — yesterday, alt-right mouthpiece and Capitol rioter Baked Alaska tweeted, “i can’t believe i’m going to jail for an nft salesman.” Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said, “I can't do this anymore,” following the news, asserting that Trump's communications team “oughta be fired today” for allowing the plan to unfold.
Nevertheless, the grift works — again, Trump’s fans are buying up the trading cards at a staggering pace, and he stands to gain a nice chunk of change at the small price of whatever sliver of dignity he still had left. Trump may never again step foot in the Oval Office, but at least he’ll have his non-fungible face-in-the-hole-style portraits to keep himself company in 2024.