But after hyping the upcoming announcement, Trump revealed on Thursday that the big surprise is that people can purchase collectible digital cards for $99 each.
"MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! My official Donald Trump Digital Trading Card collection is here!" Trump declared in a post on Truth Social. "Collect all of your favorite Trump Digital Trading Cards, very much like a baseball card, but hopefully much more exciting," the post said. "Would make a great Christmas gift. Don’t Wait. They will be gone, I believe, very quickly!"
Ben Shapiro responded to the announcement by sarcastically tweeting, "Thank God, the digital trading cards are here. It was indeed a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT."
"We have a nation going down the toilet, and Donald Trump is selling Pokémon cards. No thanks. And those of you with your secret decoder ring trying to figure out why need to STFU," tweeted BlazeTV's Chad Prather.
Last month, Trump announced a 2024 White House bid — he previously served as president from early 2017 through early 2021 after defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election — but Trump lost his 2020 reelection bid to Democrat Joe Biden.
In a video posted on Thursday, Trump pledged that as president, he will issue an executive order prohibiting federal departments and agencies "from colluding with any organization, business, or person, to censor, limit, categorize, or impede the lawful speech of American citizens. I will then ban federal money from being used to label domestic speech as mis or disinformation," Trump said. He said that he would start the process of pinpointing and terminating any bureaucrats who have participated in "domestic censorship."