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“America needs a superhero” – Donald Trump announces big things

2022-12-20T04:05:11.279Z


"We made history!": Trump's trading cards are completely sold out Created: 2022-12-20 04:50 By: Teresa Toth, Daniel Dillmann, Christian Stör Donald Trump has received a lot of criticism after his announcement that he would sell trading cards. But the cards become a bestseller. Even the fans are horrified: Donald Trump promises a “big announcement”, but then even disappoints his own followers M


"We made history!": Trump's trading cards are completely sold out

Created: 2022-12-20 04:50

By: Teresa Toth, Daniel Dillmann, Christian Stör

Donald Trump has received a lot of criticism after his announcement that he would sell trading cards.

But the cards become a bestseller.

  • Even the fans are horrified:

    Donald Trump promises a “big announcement”, but then even disappoints his own followers

  • Mysterious Company:

    Who is behind the company that sells Donald Trump's digital trading cards?

  • Trump, the superhero:

    It is not the first bizarre appearance of the former Republican President

Update from Sunday, December 18, 8:43 a.m .:

Donald Trump's trading cards are completely sold out.

Although he received a lot of ridicule for his ticket campaign, the demand seemed to be great - all tickets were sold just a few hours after the start of sales.

On Friday (December 18), Trump bragged about the record sale time on his Truth social account and thanked those who bought a ticket.

“We made history!” wrote the former president.

“My Trump Digital Trading Cards sold out within hours.

Congratulations to the collectors.

Thanks."

Trump boasts record sale time for his controversial trading cards

© Rebecca Blackwell/dpa

Conservative commentator Larry Elder said on Friday night 's

Fox 11

talk show This Issue Is that the former president's "mission" for his trading cards "was to get us talking about Trump,"

according to a

Newsweek report.

Mission accomplished, he added.

"He's a very smart businessman."

Donald Trump's trading cards become a bestseller

+++ 6.32 p.m .:

Donald Trump has not planned any further appearances after his controversial trading card campaign – but his eldest son does.

Donald Trump Jr. will be one of the speakers at Americafest, a multi-day event organized by right-wing populist group Turning Point USA.

One of the speakers there was Steve Bannon, who had sharply criticized Trump's announcement.

+++ 5.30 p.m .:

The reactions from politics may also be negative: the demand for Donald Trump’s trading cards seems to be increasing.

According to a report by the news portal Newsweek, the price of NFTs is steadily increasing.

The entire collection is said to be worth over two million US dollars.

Donald Trump's trading cards: More and more confidants are turning away

Update, December 17th, 2022, 2:55 p.m .:

More and more people who are actually close friends of Donald Trump are commenting on his announcement that digital trading cards will be sold immediately.

San Francisco Republican leader John Dennis tweeted: "I like Trump.

But that's not a good idea.

Whoever recommended him to sell NFTs should be fired.” Daniel Bostic went even further, also on Twitter.

The co-organizer of the Jan. 6 demonstrations called Trump's announcement "embarrassing and a slap in the face to Trump's fan base."

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+++ 4:31 p.m

.: With all the excitement surrounding Donald Trump’s announcement that he is now selling overpriced trading cards, another plan by the former president has almost gone under.

In a video on his social media platform "Truth Social", Trump announced that he wanted to take action against "acts of censorship" if he was re-elected.

This announcement is the first part of Trump's Free Speech Platform, according to Trump.

He announced more videos on the subject in the coming weeks.

Donald Trump sells trading cards through mysterious company

+++ 1:20 p.m .:

The trading cards, the sale of which Donald Trump had grandly announced, are sold by a company called CIC Ventures.

The

New York Times

reports .

According to the newspaper's research, this is not a company owned by Trump himself. It was "founded in 2021 by former Trump adviser Nick Luna and current Trump attorney John Marion," according to reporter Ken Bensington on Twitter.

"The mailing address is the same as Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach."

+++ 10.11 a.m .:

Donald Trump caused confusion with his announcement, especially among his most loyal supporters.

"I can't believe I went to jail for an NFT salesman," wrote Tim Gionet on his Baked Alaska Twitter account.

Gionet was present at the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021 and was charged for it.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in prison.

Trading cards for $99 feature Donald Trump as a superhero, astronaut, golfer and more.

© STF/AFP

Donald Trump's announcement appalled his own followers

Update, December 16, 8:40 a.m .:

Donald Trump’s PR stunt triggers horror even in its own attachment.

"I just can't do this anymore," said Trump's former adviser and one of his staunchest advocates, Steve Bannon, after the big announcement, which turned out to be an advertisement for digital trading cards.

Trump is "one of the greatest presidents in history," Bannon said.

But whoever came up with the idea of ​​the NFTs should be “fired today”.

Donald Trump sells trading cards and sweepstakes

+++ 8 p.m .:

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

+++ 5.40 p.m .:

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.

"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."

Donald Trump increasingly unpopular

+++ 16:41:

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

Newsweek

, these are the worst values ​​Trump has ever had in this survey since the first survey in 2015.

+++ 15:36:

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.

Is Donald Trump unpacking about Ron DeSantis?

+++ 1:58 p.m .:

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 dirt campaign of the 2024 US election could come earlier than previously thought.

Update, 10:45 a.m .:

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

First message:

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

Truth

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.

©Screenshot

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.

Donald Trump is back - but the competition is fierce

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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".

(Daniel Dillman)

Source: merkur

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