Former President Donald Trump’s entrepreneurial pursuits took an unexpected turn when Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) criticized the sale of fragments from the ex-president’s infamous mug shot attire.
In a surprising twist, Moskowitz foresees the commodification of even more personal items, suggesting that Trump might soon offer pieces of his former wife Ivana Trump’s tombstone for a hefty price.
The Hill reported on Friday, December 15, that Rep. Jared Moskowitz criticized Trump’s sale of mug shot suit pieces.
“I expect him to start selling Ivana Trump’s tombstone. You’ll be able to write, you know, a little signature on her tombstone for $10,000,” Moskowitz quipped, highlighting the apparent audacity of such ventures.
This commentary comes on the heels of Trump’s latest business venture – the unveiling of digital cards termed the “MugShot Edition.”
For those willing to invest in 47 non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a tangible piece of the blue suit and red tie worn by Trump in his mugshot photo from a recent incarceration awaits, along with an exclusive invitation to a gala dinner at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
“Someone right now is going, ‘Honey get the Apple Pay, I gotta get the lapel,’” Moskowitz humorously remarked, underscoring the peculiar appeal of Trump’s unconventional merchandise.
Representing Florida’s 23rd district near Trump’s estate, Moskowitz expressed bewilderment at the enduring support for the former president, deeming it “unexplainable.”
In his eyes, Trump’s ability to attract patronage is akin to that of a “televangelist president,” skillfully navigating the market with a flair reminiscent of a seasoned QVC blender salesman.
“The same person complaining about the economy is saying ‘Hey it’s a tough economy, however, I’m going to spend the $2,000 to buy the lapel,’” Moskowitz pointed out, shedding light on the paradoxical nature of Trump’s consumer base.
This peculiar trend of commercializing elements of Trump’s controversial history began in December of the previous year when he initiated the sale of digital trading cards.
Despite initial skepticism and mockery from both political spectrums, these cards sold out within a remarkable 24 hours.
Trump’s unorthodox approach to merchandising continues to captivate a portion of the public, leaving observers to ponder the motivations behind this unique blend of politics and profit.
As Trump ventures further into uncharted territories of personal artifact sales, the saga of his post-presidential entrepreneurial escapades promises to remain a topic of intrigue and discussion in the political and business realms alike.