At the cold opening on December 17th, NBC The show fueled Trump’s “big announcement” a few days ago. Many speculated that the announcement would be related to Trump’s 2024 campaign, such as announcing his vice presidential nominee, but it actually turned out to be less prominent. An NFT trading card drawn as a hero.
of SNL James Austin Johnson appeared as Mr. Trump and made a Christmas announcement defending the marketing plan.
“It seems like a lot, it’s like a scam. It’s a scam in many ways,” Johnson said. “But we love playing cards. We just love them.” You can get it for free just by looking at it, I don’t know, you can take a screenshot, but I’d appreciate it if you could send me $99.”
Johnson referred to the Mar-a-Lago raid earlier this year, where classified documents were discovered, and those who purchased the card could win a “limited mystery prize” chosen from a box marked “Confidential.” said.
Donald Trump Jr.played by Mikey Day, then took the stage to remark that trading cards were a “perfectly legal product.”
“These cards are great and a steal,” he said.
weekend update Host Colin Jost also joked about NFT trading cards during the show.
“Half-retired maniac Donald Trump has launched a collection of digital NFT trading cards depicting him in a variety of costumes, including cowboy, superhero and, most incredible, the man who did not dodge the draft. “Honestly, I’m relieved he’s wearing an American military uniform.”
Jost said the decision to sell NFTs It was strange because it did not perform well in the market. He also referenced the former president’s meetings with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and white supremacist Nick Fuentes.
“It’s a very interesting move to get into NFTs now that the whole market has crashed. It’s like Kanye is obsessed right now, and Trump did too,” Jost said.
Trump’s NFT announcement has also been criticized by Trump supporters, including former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who said he “can’t do this anymore.” .
Bannon said after the announcement on NFTs that “nobody is talking” about Trump’s policy to fight what he calls a “left-wing censorship regime” if he wins the 2024 election. .
San Francisco Republican Party Chairman John Dennis murmured About trading cards: “I like Trump. This is not a good idea. Those who advised Trump to sell NFTs should not be fired. They should be exiled.”
Trump later boasted of the sale on Truth Social, saying, “We made history. Trump’s digital trading cards sold out in hours. Congratulations to our collectors. Thank you very much”.
By Sunday morning, the price of NFT soared to 0.57 Ethereum in the cryptocurrency on trading site OpenSea. Newsweek I got it. That’s about $675.