Trump finally makes his 'big announcement'
Created: 2022-12-16 04:54
By: Daniel Dillmann, Christian Stör
Donald Trump's "big announcement" sparked wild speculation.
Now it is clear that Trump will present a collection of trading cards for fans.
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The release of digital trading cards announced by Donald Trump included several sweepstakes offers, including a dinner with Trump himself: "I don't know if that's a great prize, but it's what we have," like Trump.
However, one ticket alone is not enough for this, at least 45 tickets have to be purchased for this.
"Purchase 45 digital trading cards today and receive a guaranteed ticket to attend the gala dinner with Trump in South Florida," said Trump's recently launched website for the NFTs.
Donald Trump's "Big Announcement": Trading Cards for $99
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Donald Trump kept his word.
After staging a big announcement with much fanfare, he has now got down to business and revealed what it is about on his network, Truth Social.
So, does he return to Twitter, is he running as an independent candidate in the 2024 US election, is he announcing his nominee for vice president?
No, none of that.
Rather, Trump announced that he sells digital trading cards of himself.
For $99 each, fans can purchase glorified digital drawings of the 76-year-old: Trump in a superhero costume (including abs), Trump on a white horse and US flag, Trump on a blue and red elephant.
Former US President Donald Trump wrote of a "big announcement" - and then presented a collection of trading cards for fans.
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"My official Donald Trump digital trading card collection is here!" Trump announced.
“These limited edition cards contain the amazing ARTWORK of my life and career!
Collect all your favorite Trump digital trading cards, similar to a baseball card but hopefully a lot more exciting.”
Trump began the accompanying promotional video with a hymn of praise: “Hello everyone, this is Donald Trump speaking.
Hopefully your favorite President of all time - better than Lincoln, better than Washington."
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Just in time for Donald Trump's big announcement, his popularity ratings are falling.
According to a recent survey by Quinnipiac University, only 31 percent of registered voters have a good opinion of the former president.
59 percent reject it.
According to the US news portal
, these are the worst values Trump has ever had in this survey since the first survey in 2015.
According to the British TV broadcaster Sky News, another possible announcement by Donald Trump could be his return to Twitter.
The former president had one of the most successful Twitter accounts ever with @realdonaldtrump - until the short message service blocked the account after the storm on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, announced after a vote that Trump's account would be released again.
The former president, however, politely declined.
He remains true to his own social network, Truth Social.
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What will Donald Trump announce?
The question worries the US after the former president promised a big announcement in a bizarre video.
And what role does Ron DeSantis play in this?
Florida's governor is considered a promising Republican candidate for the presidential nomination.
In a recent poll, DeSantis pulls Trump away.
In turn, shortly after the midterms, he had threatened to make dirty details about DeSantis public if he competed.
DeSantis has not yet confirmed this, but the moment for the first smear campaign in the 2024 US election could come earlier than previously thought.
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The idea of a Superman production is not new to Donald Trump.
The former president already flirted with it during his tenure.
According to the
New York Times
, after his corona infection, Trump planned to show his fans in a Superman costume when he was released from the clinic.
Donald Trump promises "big announcement" in new video
Palm Beach - The former president is stepping back into the limelight.
Donald Trump has promised a “big announcement” for Thursday (December 15).
In a video posted on his social media platform
Social, Trump said, "America needs a superhero!"
The announcement is followed in the video by a comic drawing by Donald Trump himself, ripping his shirt and tie off his body and revealing a kind of superhero suit under his clothes.
Instead of the "S" that Superman wears on his chest, Donald has a red T. Like the Kryptonian, comic Donald shoots laser beams from his eyes.
The golden lettering of Trump Tower in New York City can be seen in the background of the scene.
Donald Trump, here as a superhero, announces big things on Truth Social.
Donald Trump: speculation about the former president's big announcement
Donald Trump's announcement comes a month after the former president announced on Nov. 15, 2022, that he intends to run again for president -- despite a heavy defeat days earlier at the midterms for Republicans under his leadership.
The rocky start to his re-election campaign continued in the coming weeks.
Scandals followed about dinners with anti-Semites and ultra-nationalists, bad poll numbers within his own party and court convictions against his real estate company.
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So it stands to reason that Donald Trump will now try to draw attention back to his 2024 campaign.
"Pure speculation, but he may announce he's running as an independent candidate," said Todd Starnes, a host at pro-Trump Fox News.
Other assumptions revolve around Trump announcing his candidate for the post of vice president.
Other voices, also on Fox News, sound almost hopeless, assuming that Trump would want to announce that he would not run for office himself, but rather slip into the role of the "kingmaker".