Today Fandango has asked what we think about Donald Trump’s digital trading cards. I debated about answering this as a post because I’m not from the USA. However, it is a provocative question so I will put my two cent’s worth in.
What do you think of Trump’s digital trading cards? Do you think it reflects a sound business and/or political strategy? Do you think it’s ridiculous and is something undignified for a former U.S. President (and 2024 presidential candidate) to do? Or do you have no opinion one way or the other?https://fivedotoh.com/2022/12/21/fandangos-provocative-question-195/
A friend of mine sent me a link to an article about these cards when they went on sale. My comment to her was something along the lines of “The only thing stupider than these cards are the people who would spend $99 on them.”
That’s probably not really fair. I am a collector myself. I do believe that people should be able to collect whatever they like as a hobby. Just because I think they are stupid doesn’t mean that they are. I’m sure that there are people who collect digital trading cards , or Presidential memorabilia who would find these things very collectible. Then there are those folk who will snap them up and sell them for five times as much on eBay.
It is obvious why Trump has done this. He needs the money to pay his lawyers. As they sold out in a day I guess it was a sound business strategy. He knows that his MAGA people will buy anything with his name on it.
Is it a sound political strategy? Well that one I can’t answer. I don’t know. It seems an odd one but then he is odd. I guess if it works it’s sound and if it doesn’t it’s not.
Do I think it’s ridiculous and undignified for a former President and potential candidate? Yes, I certainly do. That’s always been something I’ve disliked about Trump. I admit I’ve never liked that man. I didn’t like him as a reality TV personality. I disliked the way he spoke to people. When David started watching “The Apprentice” I read up a bit about Trump. I had heard of him, mostly about his divorce or bankruptcies or both. I read about his casino in New Jersey and how many people he didn’t pay. How was someone like that mentoring others I wondered? Later I read about his comments and behaviour towards women. By the time he ran for President the first time I’d read enough about him to conclude he was not a nice person but I hoped he might do a good job.
It didn’t take long for me to realise that he never would because he is basically ignorant. Yes, he is smart about some things, he might have been right about the pipeline between Russia and Germany; but as someone who had never held public office he should have been taking advice from experienced people but instead he believed he knew best. He wanted to buy Greenland like it was just a property deal. For crying out loud! I never thought he acted in a dignified and Presidential manner. I don’t care if he lived on hamburgers but throwing food around just makes me think of a two year old having a tantrum. I found his constant Tweeting annoying and I thought it was not the way that a President should communicate anything important. I hated the rude and insulting way he spoke about people he disliked even world leaders like Angela Merkel for example.
Still it seems that no matter how rude, misogynistic, dishonest, ignorant and downright treasonous he may be he’ll probably get away with it.