Elvis, BBQ chef, gold chess piece: Trump scoffed at ‘nightmare fuel’ NFT trading cards – all priced at $99

Donald Trump released a new iteration of his NFT trading cards, prompting mockery online.

The former president announced on Tuesday, April 18 that he was selling another batch of the NFT trading cards he issued in December.

“I am pleased to inform you that due to the great success of my previously launched DIGITAL TRADING CARDS, we are doing it again, SERIES 2, AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW,” Trump wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social.

The second series of cards consists of eight different NFTS, all priced at $99.

Trump also announced the new trading cards on Instagram, marking his first post since Jan. 6, 2021 — the day of the Capitol uprising — and since his account was restored in February.

“Trump has since posted a second photo on Instagram for the first time since January 6. Another NFT of him in a superhero costume wearing a championship belt. Kind of an incredible juxtaposition here,” NBC reporter Ben Collins tweeted.

On Twitter, people mocked the new illustrations.

One of the NFTs shows Mr. Trump in the likeness of George Washington.

Another depicts Trump grilling hamburgers and hot dogs while standing next to a Labrador retriever.

Others show Mr Trump as the King of Hearts, sitting on a motorcycle while playing the guitar, and an army man.

According to the website, each card has a “pre-assigned rarity” with some being unique. The site claims that no digital card will have “more than 10 copies in existence.”

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The site also said that if a person buys 47 digital cards, they can get a ticket to a gala dinner with the former president at his Mar-a-Lago residence.

The dinner includes “entertainment and good food.”

Buyers who purchase 100 digital cards using cryptocurrency will receive a “one-of-one” digital trading card and a ticket to the gala dinner.

“Nightmare fuel,” journalist Molly Jong-Fast wrote.

“I find Trump NFTs absolutely fascinating in their ugliness,” author Luke Savage wrote. “They are a pastiche taken from the blandest archival images, stripped of all specificity. Just a kitsch and empty iconography of money, Americana and machismo – all for images that exist only in the digital ether.”

The new cards are priced the same as the previous trading cards, which Trump pointed out was a “nice guy” gesture of his own.

“I hope everyone notices, and I’m sure the fake news won’t, that I’m leaving the price of the trading cards the same as last time, even though they sell MANY TIMES MORE,” Trump wrote on Sannhet Sosial.

The last time the former president sold NFT cards, he claimed they sold out in less than a day. Trump’s recent financial disclosure shows that he earned between $100,001 and $1 million from his NFTs.

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