Hurry up! They'll be gone in no time: Trump launches trading cards...in his likeness
Eva Deschamps / December 16, 2022
It's "like a baseball card" but "much more exciting" and at $99 each: Donald Trump, who promised a "major" announcement, finally unveiled a series of trading cards on Thursday.
In a message on his Truth Social network, the former president, who has entered the race for 2024, unveils a collection of "Donald Trump digital cards", on a model well known to sports fans.
On Wednesday, the unpredictable Republican had published this enigmatic message: "America needs a superhero. I will make a major announcement tomorrow."
The vignettes will be "terrific artistic creations about my life and career," promises the Republican billionaire, who is going through a difficult political time.
He published an image that shows him drawn in the manner of a muscular superhero of "comic", these comic books emblematic of the United States.
The character in his likeness is camped out with his hands on his hips in a boxing ring, molded in a red jumpsuit, his waist caught in a "Trump Champion" belt and against a background of the American flag.
Only 99 dollars each! A great Christmas gift idea! Hurry up! I think they'll go fast," the former president said.
On a dedicated website, the businessman and former TV star is planning rewards for some of his cardholders, such as a dinner in his luxurious Florida residence or an hour of golf in his company.
This announcement may reinforce the impression that Donald Trump's campaign has not really taken off as he had hoped. While he had until now an almost total hold on the Republican Party, some of the party's leaders are beginning to publicly criticize him for having pushed candidates too far in the mid-term elections in November.
The right wing has not succeeded in inflicting on the Democratic Party and President Joe Biden the slap in the face they had hoped for in this election, which is about federal congressional seats as well as governorships.
Recent polls also show that Donald Trump is currently trailing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the hearts of Republicans. This forty-year-old combines an austere personality with radical positions on immigration and social issues.