A group of students in a collage are selling thousands of former president Donald Trump’s most scandalous tweets and donating the whole profit of it to” charities he hates.”
Theodore Horn, 20, co-founded the Drumpfs website in late April with Jackie Nee and Jason Yu as part of the Strategic Meme Group (SMG), which he set up as a” Gen Z political art and technology studio attempting to change American political culture through our work”. Drumpf’s name refers to the “Last Week Tonight” section in 2016, where host John Oliver mentioned that Trump’s ancestral name is Drump.
Horn said SMG has collected approximately 46,000 President 45 tweets and selling them as NFT tokens, or NFTs. Since its inception, SMG has raised more than $6,000 for charities, including the NAACP and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Among thousands of Trump tweets to choose from, the group arranged 100 as “infamous tweets” with higher prices. The other categories composed flagged” and “deleted” tweets.
SMG was excited to begin Drumpfs after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sold his first NFT tweet for more than $2.9 million in March. Horn mentioned that their team believed Trump was the “ideal person” to be at the center of their NFT charity idea, particularly since the former president was banned from Twitter.
This team could enter the Trump tweets downloaded and archived Donald Trump’s tweets before he was banned. NFTs are quite new, that’s why they have limited regulations to bar SMS to be sold.
With each sale, SMG strategically helps charities based on this tweet. For example, when the group sells a tweet from Trump using the term “Kung Flu” or “China virus,” they give the benefit to the Asian American Mental Health Collective. SMG will help the American Civil Liberties Union to sell any Trump tweets about democracy or the 2020 election.