TRUMP IS MONETIZING STUPIDITY
By Akin Ojumu
Donald J. Trump is a grifter. Always has been, always will be. As an incorrigible conman, his instinct is to defraud. He simply can’t help himself. Knowing that a vast majority of his followers sees him as someone who can do no wrong and will sheepishly do whatever he tells them to do, he’ll never stop exploiting their ignorance for his own profit. He will perpetually prey on them until they make him stop.
Two days ago, Trump teased a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. In a short video showing him as superman with eyes shooting out golden laser beams, he cartoonishly posted on his social media platform that he was going to make a major announcement the next day, i.e., on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
As you would expect, the whole MAGAsphere went into a cannibalistic frenzy. The extreme right wing echo chamber was agog with the QAnon talking heads tripping over themselves trying to speculate on what Trump had up his greasy sleeves. Prepped and pumped, the entire MAGAscape was buzzing with childlike anticipation. MAGAtrons worldwide held night vigils and all-night prayer sessions hoping to hear the MAGA Anointed tell them what they’ve all been waiting for all this time, i.e., his reinstatement to the White House, and the fulfillment of their second term prophecies.
Lo and behold, it was all a scam. Trump’s BIG ANNOUNCEMENT was nothing but a whole lot of nothing. All the grifter-in-chief wanted to announce was another one of his schemes in a long line of fraudulent schemes. This time around, the scam artist wants his penurious followers to pay $99 for an ordinary digital NFT card.
For those who don’t know, NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token which, in layman’s lexicon, means a hogwash…i.e., a BS, if you will. At a time when many of them are going through excruciating economic hardships in their own personal lives, Donald Trump, who calls himself a billionaire, wants his teeming followers to give him $100 each in exchange for nothing, basically. That’s right, $100 for a worthless imaginary card.
Sadly, millions of Trump’s supporters, whom he has ripped off multiple times, are already rushing to the website to get ripped off again by giving away $100 in exchange for a worthless JPEG file. In fact, as of this writing, the NFT cards are all sold out on the website.
Many of these MAGA folks are beyond redemption. No matter what you do to try to help them see through the blinding fog of Trump’s charade, they are lifelong preys of a cynical predator and cannot be helped. Their ignorance has no cure.