Remember when Melania Trump’s former aide quoted her saying, “Who gives a f*ck about Christas stuff and decorations”? Well, now it seems she’s trying to make a profit off the holiday season by selling overpriced ornaments.
Melania is making an effort to portray herself as a devoted fan of Christmas, despite her previous statements. Why, you ask? It appears she wants to sell you ornaments.
The news of Trump’s Christmas ornament and NFT collection dropped last week, raising eyebrows across the internet and prompting people to question her motives, as well as references to a recorded conversation from 2018 in which the then-first lady said, “Who gives a fuck about Christmas stuff and decorations?”
In a statement to Breitbart News on Tuesday, the former first lady blamed her “untrustworthy” former aide, Stephanie Winston Wolfkoff, who was let go by Trump in 2018 and has since written a tell-all book titled “Melania and Me.” Melania accused Wolfkoff of maliciously editing their conversation “to create the perception that Christmas is not significant to me.”
But it’s hard to ignore the fact that Melania is now trying to profit from Christmas ornaments and digital tokens, even though she once scoffed at the holiday’s significance. It seems her devotion to Christmas may be more about the bottom line than genuine holiday spirit.
Wolkoff, on the other hand, criticized Melania Trump for her comments to Breitbart on Twitter, calling the former first lady “pathetic.”
“Melania Trump needs to attack ME to sell Christmas ornament NFT’s. What is Melania worried about? She can’t sell ornaments on her own?” Wolkoff tweeted this week.
The “American Christmas Collection” comprises six rather uninspiring brass ornaments, each priced at a hefty $35, all adorned with Trump’s signature. Additionally, she’s offering a brass ornament of her own design called “The Christmas Star” for $45 on MelaniaTrump.com.
To obtain the corresponding 3D animated NFT, one must purchase the physical ornament. According to Trump’s website and USA Memorabilia, the platform selling them, the NFTs will be minted on the Solana blockchain and available in limited quantities. The portion of sales that will contribute to Trump’s “Fostering the Future” initiative, which aims to provide scholarships for foster kids, remains unclear.
As for the design of the ornaments themselves, they leave much to be desired. Aside from The Christmas Star,” they resemble the generic designs you might find on gift tags. Personally, I would have preferred something more distinctive, perhaps along the lines of Trump’s eerie Christmas forest decorations from 2017. At least that would be unique, albeit somewhat creepy.