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Monday, December 09, 2019

Trump's 'Major Announcement' On Website Provokes Brutal Online Mockery

@Rebekah_Sager

Former President Donald Trump playing golf

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Honestly, I was ready to get out my bowl of popcorn and relax when I learned that former President Donald Trump was making a “MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT.”

On Wednesday, he took to his social platform Truth Social and wrote (emphasis original): “AMERICA NEEDS A SUPERHERO!” And then there was a terrifying photo of him with a “T” on his chest and light beams bursting from his eyes—totally stealing the beloved “Dark Brandon” vibe.

So, Thursday morning, with bated breath, like a scant few Americans, I waited. Secretly hoping that the announcement would be that he was dropping out of the 2024 race. Then, drumroll, please … Trump announced he’s selling collectible NFT trading cards with a photo of himself dressed in a superhero, cowboy, football coach, or astronaut costume for a whopping $99 each. You have to see this announcement to believe it!

According to his post today on Truth Social, using a website called CollectTrumpCards.com, the 45th president is hawking a “Digital Trading Card collection.”

The description says that the cards “feature amazing ART of my Life & Career!” which can be collected like a “baseball card” but “much more exciting.” And if you’re wondering what to buy your least favorite friend or family member, the post suggests the cards “Would make a great Christmas gift.”

According to a video on the website, each card comes with a chance to win a sweepstake, where fans can win a dinner or Zoom calls with Trump, or a golf outing with friends, to name a few.

Of course, social media exploded in laughter at Trump’s latest grift.





Apparently, even Russian state TV propagandists can barely contain themselves seeing Trump dressed up in a Superman-like costume.

The thing is, you have to wonder who talked Trump into this idea. Is he suddenly desperate for money? Seems likely.

According to HuffPost, the twice-impeached former president barely gave any money to a super PAC he created to help Republican candidates in the midterm. Of the $147 million he raised in donations, he only gave $15 million to GOP Senate candidates and not a penny to the bumbling Heisman Trophy-winning candidate in Georgia.

So, what’s next? Selling reverse mortgages? Supplements? It’s all a mystery.

Well, that was an awesome way to finish out the 2022 election cycle! Co-hosts David Nir and David Beard revel in Raphael Warnock's runoff victory on this week's episode of The Downballot and take a deep dive into how it all came together. The Davids dig into the turnout shift between the first and second rounds of voting, what the demographic trends in the metro Atlanta area mean for Republicans, and why Democrats can trace their recent success in Georgia back to a race they lost: the famous Jon Ossoff special election in 2017.

We're also joined by one of our very favorite people, Daily Kos Elections alum Matt Booker, who shares his thoughts on the midterms and tells us about his work these days as a pollster. Matt explains some of the key ways in which private polling differs from public data; how the client surveys he was privy to did not foretell a red wave; and the mechanics of how researchers put together focus groups. Matt also reminisces about his time at "DKE University" and how his experience with us prepared him for the broader world of politics.

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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