Listen……...I’ve made my peace with Trump’s penchant for the grift. Sure, I thought that doing it while president should have gotten him into some trouble, but apparently the Domestic Emoluments Clause is now as good as fictitious.
Personally, I especially don’t care how much money the man grifts off his cultists. No money in the world will keep him from being convicted in several courts of law. Not even Saudi-level money. He can pay his second-rate lawyers $100,000/hour, and it won’t make them any more productive or effective. Or smart……..
More money from his cultists to him, means less of their money to state and local R’s, in 2024 races…..
He may even eventually be indicted for federal wire fraud for duping people into giving to his “defense fund” that never even existed.
And while there’s much in his April, 2023 deposition for the NYAG case to be more concerned about, I thought the NFT valuation part was pure comedy.
I mean, the man did claim that a property he purchased in 1985 for around $10,000,000 (MAL), is now worth $2,250,000,000 (that’s $2.25 BILLION). While it’s been recently assessed at no more than $27mil.
The “comedy part” to all of this, to me, is that he’s making these claims “from common sense,” during a deposition in a civil case, where he is being accused of inflating property values (to get loans), and deflating the same properties (to pay lower taxes).
Irony…………...just one more casualty to the Era of Trump.
But those NFT’s.
But the numbers he provided during his deposition don't reflect those on OpenSea, an NFT marketplace where users can buy Trump's cards. The highest value the former president's original NFTs ever reached was on average 0.6782 ETH—the native currency of the Ethereum network, called Ether—on February 13, 2023, which equals to about $1,109.
On April 3, the value of Trump's trading cards was 0.4438 ETH (over $723), while on April 10 it had slid to 0.3814 ETH ($621.79). On April 17, they were worth 0.1543 ETH ($251.55) and on April 24, they were valued at 0.1304 ETH ($218.46).
Trump's deposition happened on April 13.
Still, you’d think that middle to low income individuals purchasing fakey images of their cult-leader, at $99 a pop, and now re-selling them at an average 118% profit, might be enough for Trump. He could brag his ass off, using the TRUTH of the 118% investment return his people were getting, on average.
But no. That wouldn’t be……………….Trump.
Oh, that $82,000 card?
Actually sold for $66,000.
And it was because it was the only one in that series that was signed by Trump.
And obviously, it was an accurate rendition of his 6’-3”, 215lb frame.
In a tux.
I mean, just look!