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 December 14, 2023

Trump finds a new way to cash in on his mugshot

Former President Donald Trump has found another way to capitalize financially off of his mugshot. 

This time, according to the New York PostTrump has released a "MugShot Edition" of his digital trading cards.

But, that is not all.

Purchasers of the trading card, according to the Post, are going to also get "a finger-sized sample" of the suit that he wore during the mugshot - among other perks.

The mugshot referred to above is the one that Trump was forced to take following his criminal indictment in Fulton County, Georgia.

This is the case in which the local district attorney, Fani Willis, has accused Trump and his associates of having committed various crimes when they attempted to challenge Georgia's results in the 2020 presidential election. Trump has pled "not guilty," and he insists that Willis' prosecution of him is designed to interfere with his 2020 presidential election campaign.

There is no doubt that Willis, President Joe Biden, and other Democrats were hoping to use Trump's mugshot against him in the political arena. There was no other real reason, after all, for Willis to force Trump to take the mugshot.

Unfortunately for the Democrats, however, their plan has not worked out. The mugshot has backfired on them, just as their various attempts to weaponize the judiciary against Trump - their chief political opponent - have also been backfiring on them.

During the past several months, Trump has found several ways to cash in on his mugshot.

In August, shortly after the release of the mugshot, Politico reported:

The former president has raised $7.1 million since he was booked at an Atlanta jail Thursday evening, according to figures provided first to POLITICO by his campaign. On Friday alone, Trump raised $4.18 million, making it the single-highest 24-hour period of his campaign to date, according to a person familiar with the totals.

More recently, in November, Trump released mugshot wrapping paper for the holiday season. And, now, Trump has introduced mugshot trading cards with a piece of the suit that he wore during the mugshot.

The Post reports:

Each digital trading card or non-fungible token (NFT) goes for $99 a pop. If patrons purchase at least 47 cards — for the low, low price of $4,653 — in one transaction, they will receive the “Official Digital Mugshot Trading Card” and a prize pack including an invite to dinner with Trump, 77, at Mar-a-Lago. Those who buy 100 digital trading cards — for $9,900 — get “VIP Tickets” to a “Gala Dinner” (“You will sit at the VIP Tables,” the website emphasizes) and an invitation to a pre-meal reception.

Trump, in his post announcing the new trading cards, said that he expects that "they'll go fast," just as the initial trading cards sold out following their release after Trump announced his 2024 candidacy.

Surely, this is not what the Democrats were expecting when they forced Trump to take that mugshot. They are, literally, helping to get him elected!

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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