Donald Trump breaks silence on Instagram to promote his NFTs – but critics say the art is ‘cringey’ | US News


Donald Trump has released a second collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as the 2024 presidential race heats up.

The surreal pieces of digital art depict the former president as George Washington, a chess piece and a lion wrangler… but not at the same time.

A total of 47,000 NFTs were made available and cost $99 (£80) each – and the collection sold out in under 24 hours.

But their arrival has caused the value of NFTs from the first collection to fall sharply.

Trump promoted his new collection on Instagram, in what was his first post on the social network since his ban following the Capitol riots was lifted.

In a video, he described the NFTs as “beautiful” and “the greatest trading cards in history” – with “incredible artwork” that depicts him as a rockstar and a trucker.

But not everyone was overwhelmed with the quality of the non-fungible tokens, with some describing the artwork as “cringey”.

Anyone who bought 47 of these NFTs – at a cost of about $4,700 (£3,800) – would have been eligible for dinner with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate…

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