Donald Trump Teased After ‘Superhero’ Announcement Turns Out to be Glorified Pokémon Cards
Yesterday, former President Donald Trump dropped an image promising a “big announcement” coming today. And that announcement is here. Many
Yesterday, former President Donald Trump dropped an image promising a “big announcement” coming today. And that announcement is here.
Many speculated that it would be about who Trump will be running with in 2024, and others thought perhaps he would announce plans to run as an Independent and challenge the rank and file GOP.
But as it turns out, political rivals had nothing to fear – it wasn’t a political announcement at all.
In fact, it was kind of weird.
Donald Trump Trading Cards Available Now
Trump took to Truth Social today with the big and highly-anticipated announcement.
Trump wrote on Truth, “MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! My official Donald Trump Digital Trading Card collection is here! These limited edition cards feature amazing ART of my Life & Career! Collect all of your favorite Trump Digital Trading Cards, very much like a baseball card, but hopefully much more exciting. Go to collecttrumpcards.com/ & GET YOUR CARDS NOW! Only $99 each! Would make a great Christmas gift. Don’t Wait. They will be gone, I believe, very quickly!”
So yes, the announcement turned out to be trading cards. Like a baseball player. Or a Pokémon collector.
A new round of jokes popped up immediately in the wake of the announcement, joining a wave of jokes that swamped the former POTUS about the video his team picked to front the cards.
🚨 BREAKING: Trump teases “Special Announcement” tomorrow, says “America needs a Superhero”— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) December 14, 2022
It’s a stylized image of the former POTUS tearing open his shirt to reveal washboard abs and a superhero costume, while lasers (?) shoot out of his eyes. In today’s image, the former POTUS is simply wearing the costume and the lasers are gone.
So it’s likely that there are at least several iterations of the trading cards, all some variation of SuperMAGA, or SuperTrump or whatever his superhero name turns out to be.
It could be “Trump Champion” since that’s what’s written on the wrestling-style belt in the newest released image.
The Internet’s Got Jokes
Today's Trump announcement is the closest we'll ever get to a concession speech. #Sad— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) December 15, 2022
Of course, the internet was quick to react to the trading cards.
Comedian Jon Stewart tweeted, “Today’s Trump announcement is the closest we’ll ever get to a concession speech. #Sad.”
One Twitter user wrote, “Everyone was predicting running mates, Speaker of the House, etc… When it was a grift all along.”
Some users asked if they were being trolled, or if this was a The Onion announcement.
Others suggested that it was just the tip of the iceberg. What kind of iceberg, no one seems to know – but there has to be more than trading cards.