Yes, it has been said before. In fact, it has been said many times. From when he mocked a disabled reporter to when he was found to have classified documents throughout his Mar-a-Lago resort. But this time feels different. This latest Trump grift might be the straw that broke the camel’s back. His MAGAQ minions have always been able to point to someone else for blame. That disabled reporter was “mean” to him — therefore deserved mockery. The FBI planted the classified documents. Some other person did the same thing. He didn’t actually mean what he said. Then there’s the fallback of “everyone is just out to get him.”

The excuses have been endless for the MAGAQ crowd that seemingly would sacrifice their own family before speaking ill of the twice impeached former POTUS.

This one, this latest Trump grift, seems different. There is no one else to blame. And according to many experts, his latest “offering” doesn’t have much upside to the buyer.

In case anyone hasn’t heard what exactly this latest grift is, allow us to catch you up.

Trump announced earlier this week that a “major announcement” was coming on December 15th. He advertised a picture of his face on top of a muscular superhero’s body as a “teaser.” Some speculated he would be announcing a running mate — maybe Kari Lake or one of his loyal election losers. Others predicted a run for Speaker of the House. All those people would be wrong as nothing even close to that would end up being the “major announcement.”

What the announcement actually was — was the most flagrant grift of his career. The former POTUS announced that they could, for the low, low price of just 99 dollars, get a poorly photoshopped “NFT” of him. Not a signed picture, not anything anyone can touch or hold, but a digital copy of him pretending to be a superhero or a mash up of a soldier and a cowboy or other nonsensical depictions, as you can see a few examples of below.

Furthermore, the buyer doesn’t get a pack of cards or a collection, but one digital card per 99 dollars. Trump is offering 44,000 cards for purchase.

One might ask the obvious question of “why?” We all remember when Trump sold his little red hats and T-shirts to fund his campaign. This isn’t for his campaign, however. In the FAQ, buried at the very bottom, where many will never see, it states that the revenue generated by these sales will not go to the Trump campaign or any campaign and are “not political.”

So, again — why?

Some are speculating that Trump is literally desperate for cash. His lawyer bills, along with a lot of other bills are adding up. Those thinking along those lines ask the logical question “why else would a supposed “billionaire” want to schlep these NFTs?” Afterall, this could be seen as pretty low and humiliating, even for him.

Trump is also offering “sweepstakes prizes” to the purchasers as well. Chances to meet the former President for dinner or cocktails (Trump has said repeatedly that he doesn’t drink alcohol), or either an individual or group “zoom meeting” can be won.

If the buyer is into “rigging” sweepstakes, they can guarantee themselves a spot at a dinner for a mere purchase of 45 cards. So, for just under 4,500 dollars, you can have a seat at that dinner. Ironic that the latest Trump grift would offer a way to “put the fix in” after all that has transpired over the past six years.

It also might be something his minions could dismiss if it were a legitimate investment opportunity. He could go “public” with all or one of his companies. But these are NFTs. A “product” that has been described as one of the biggest sucker bets of all time.

One head of an NFT company stated that most of the offerings are indeed scams. Specifically, Danny Yang, co-founder of “Metagod” said

“Most NFTs are quite scammy and terrible, and it’s all about speculative greed,” he admitted. “People are just buying it to play the pump-and-dump game.”

The article then goes on to explain:

“Pump-and-dump” commonly refers to the act of inflating the value of something in order to sell it off and leave the buyers holding a useless asset — like a jpeg.

The NFT space also brought about the lovely phenomenon known as “rug pulling,” which is when NFT creators generate a lot of hype around a collection, raise funds for it and then abandon ship.

And if one thinks that this isn’t exactly what is happening here, all that has to do is to go to the FAQ section of the website that clearly states:

Digital Trading Cards (NFTs) are intended as collectible items for individual enjoyment only, not for investment vehicles. Please be aware that the prices of NFTs are extremely volatile, and price fluctuations in cryptocurrencies could impact the price of your NFTs both positively and negatively. We make absolutely no promise or guarantee that the NFTs will increase in value or maintain the same value as the amount you paid to purchase same. You understand and agree that the NFTs have no inherent monetary value, and they should be treated as nothing more than a collectible. No information on our website is or should be considered advice or an invitation to enter into an agreement for any investment purpose.

Where he does say that buried in the FAQ and a shorter statement to the same effect appears elsewhere on the website, at the top, there is a different story. Teases like “this is just like baseball cards” and statements in big print talking about them being “rare” and “exclusive” and offered for the “first time ever.” Those statements, while not promising riches, certainly hints at them. Some will naturally think of those rare and exclusive baseball cards that are worth sometimes in the millions.

This doesn’t only appear to be a likely scam, but one that Jordan Belfort (the movies Wolf of Wall Street and Boiler Room were based around his career as an investment scammer) might think is too scammy even for his shameless and greedy blood.

This latest Trump grift, as was said at the top of the article, could be the straw the breaks the camel’s back. Here, there is no one to blame but himself. It would be one thing if the money was going to be used to fuel his campaign. It might be viewed as an unconventional way to fund a campaign, but so were red hats. Such things could be dismissed. But obviously, this money is for personal purposes. Rather than sell a property or use the revenue generated from his “successful businesses” he is basically whoring himself and his image to simply soak his supporters for more cash. There is nothing honorable about that. There is nothing innovative about that. It is just sad, and it is very possible this is what might pull the curtain back to at least some of his minions to see that their “wizard” is just an old guy randomly pushing buttons from behind a curtain.

If this stunt doesn’t relieve their MAGAQ fever, it could likely relieve their bank accounts of cash at the very least.