Former President Donald Trump dropped his second series of NFTs on Tuesday, and Fox News host Tomi Lahren thinks that he went overboard.
“I am a Trump supporter but these NFTs are just too much,” tweeted Lahren on Tuesday.
Trump returned to Instagram for the first time in two years to promote the release of the second batch of NFTs.
“I am pleased to inform you that, due to the great success of my previously launched DIGITAL TRADING CARDS,” he captioned an image from the series of himself holding the Liberty Bell.
Trump was widely panned for hyping the initial release of the trading cards in December 2022, when he said he had a “major announcement.”
The 45th President got the last laugh when the images depicting him as a superhero, astronaut, and cowboy, sold out within 12 hours of their release.
In a financial report he filed with the Federal Election Committee, he admittedly made up to $1 million off the first series, which sold 14,000 digital trading cards at $99 a pop.
Trump honored the same price for his latest release of NFTs, and preemptively called out mainstream media for not giving him “nice guy credit.”
“I hope everyone notices, & I’m sure the Fake News won’t, that I’m leaving the price of the Trading Cards the same as last time,” he wrote in a second Instagram post.
“Even though they are selling for MANY TIMES MORE (It’s called the MARKET!), & sold out almost immediately, because I want my fans & supporters to make money, & have fun doing it,” he continued.
“I could have raised the price MUCH HIGHER, & I believe it still would have sold well, with a lot more money coming to me, but I didn’t choose to do so. I WILL BE GIVEN NO ‘NICE GUY’ CREDIT?”
According to Rolling Stone, Trump reportedly promised to have dinner with anyone who buys 47 cards, as he is running for the 47th presidency.
By Tuesday night, Trump posted that the second collection if 47,000 NFTs had been purchased in entirety by consumers.
“As of 10 minutes ago, my Digital Trading Cards SOLD OUT, in RECORD TIME, approximately $4.6 Million.”
“A great honor, and I hope everyone is Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy,” he wrote. “CONGRATULATIONS!”
Meanwhile, the original series significantly lost value on Wednesday, with the price floor plunging over 60% since series two dropped.
The original collection experienced a renaissance earlier this month, when NFT sales surged 220% ahead of his arraignment in Manhattan Federal Court on 34 felony charges.
Act For America Founder Brigitte Gabriel clearly disagrees with Lahren’s assessment of the collection.
“I don’t know much about NFTs, but it seems like President Trump’s NFTs are the only ones making money,” she tweeted.
“Everything President Trump touches turns to gold.”
Woke Twitter had plenty of gripes about the super selling NFTs, with plenty of them generating their own mock versions.
“George Washington led men into battle. Ronald Reagan said “Tear down this wall”. Donald Trump sold NFTs,” one person wrote.
“I lucked out and got my hands on the rejected ideas for the Trump NFTs. I’ll post them in this [thread] until I run out of ideas or the joke is no longer funny…” tweeted one AI user.
“Trump NFTs included this secret Valentine’s postcard to Kim Jong Un will trade for Melania’s Riker’s Island conjugal visitor’s pass (never used, obviously),” another posted.