President Donald Trump’s digital trading cards issued this week sold out in less than 24 hours.
Trump announced on his TRUTH Social account Wednesday that a “major announcement” was coming on Thursday morning. The announcement involved selling a collection of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), a type of popular and unique digital artwork.
Trump’s post read: “My official Donald Trump Digital Trading Card collection is here! These limited edition cards feature amazing ART of my Life & Career! Collect all of your favorite Trump Digital Trading Cards, very much like a baseball card, but hopefully much more exciting.”
By Friday morning, the website selling the Trump NFTs indicated they were completely sold out and the purchase links for the cards were inactive. The cards, sold for the retail price of $99, were the top trending item on the website on Friday.
President Trump also announced that he intends to issue an executive order upon being sworn in for a second presidential term that will ban all federal agencies from colluding with social media firms to restrict American free speech rights.
Whoever manages Joe Biden’s official Twitter account made a post mockingly referring to Trump’s announcement. The post claimed Biden “had some MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS the last couple of weeks, too” and then included a list of items that read: “Inflation’s easing; I just signed the Respect for Marriage Act; We brought Brittney Griner home; Gas prices are lower than a year ago; 10,000 new high-paying jobs in Arizona.”
Inflation is massively higher than what you inherited.
Gay marriage was already legal.
You left behind a Marine and released an arms dealer.
Gas prices are massively higher than what you inherited.
Your MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT should be your retirement. https://t.co/6ypXMUsu7L
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 17, 2022
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took note of Biden’s snide post. He responded point-for-point in a quote-tweet that read: “Inflation is massively higher than what you inherited. Gay marriage was already legal. You left behind a Marine and released an arms dealer. Gas prices are massively higher than what you inherited. Your MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT should be your retirement.”
President Trump has already announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election. That sets up a possible rematch of the highly questionable 2020 election that saw Biden declared the winner by narrow margins in a small number of battleground states where questions about election security are far from resolved.
Meanwhile, most Americans say they do not want to see Biden run for another term in the White House. A recent poll shows only 19% want to see another Biden campaign in 2024, while 70% say he should hang it up before the next election.