Are Donald Trump NFTs Being Sold From Park City? Robert Gehrke Tries To Uncover The 'major Announcement.' - Salt Lake Tribune

Are Donald Trump NFTs Being Sold From Park City? Robert Gehrke Tries To Uncover The ‘major Announcement.’ – Salt Lake Tribune

Peeling back the layers of who is behind the Trump NFTs becomes a maddening shell game.

(Andrew Harnik | AP) Former President Donald Trump waves after announcing he is running for president for the third time at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Trump announced on Dec. 15 that he was selling NFTs to his supporters, with a chance to meet the former president. The website for the NFT sales included a Park City address for its operations.

  | Dec. 16, 2022, 12: 30 a.m.

| Updated: 12: 36 a.m.

Donald Trump’s bizarre scheme to sell 45,000 “digital trading cards” featuring the former president looking jacked up like a superhero or a cowboy or smashing a golf ball, appears to be operating out of a mailbox at a UPS Store in a Park City strip mall.

The former president teased a “major announcement” coming Thursday that raised speculation he would announce a vice presidential running mate for 2024.

But in a surreal unveiling, the former president appeared in a video offering his loyal fans and supporters the opportunity to pick up one of the digital images for the low, low price of $99. Some of the offerings include an astronaut, a beefy fighter in boxing gloves and a racecar driver.

In the video, which opens with an animation of the 45th president shooting beams out of his eyes, Trump boasts that he is “better than Lincoln, better than Washington,” before offering the opportunity to pick up one of the digital collectibles.

But wait, there’s more!

Anyone who buys 45 of the cards — a total cost of $4,455 — is promised a ticket to a dinner gala with the former president. And everyone who purchases a card is automatically entered in a sweepstake for prizes that include a one-on-one dinner with Trump, a personal meeting with him, an hour of golf among the winner’s group on one of his golf courses and others.

All told, someone stands to make nearly $4.5 million from the odd endeavor.

In the video, Trump says the digital collectibles are “just like baseball cards,” but they aren’t really. They’re NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, which are essentially digital images with a unique digital signature that are emailed to buyers and downloaded.

There are no returns or refunds.

The whole thing is weird on its own. But the fine print on the website lists the company that is offering the NFTs — the oddly named NFT INT LLC — as having an address in a Park City strip mall, not far from a