Donald Trump NFTs Surge After Tucker Carlson Interview

As of European afternoon hours, the Polygon-based Trump Digital Trading Cards were selling for over 0.13 ether (ETH), or just over $215, up from 0.1 ETH, or $150, last week.

AccessTimeIconAug 24, 2023 at 11:21 a.m. UTC
10 Years of Decentralizing the Future
May 29-31, 2024 - Austin, TexasThe biggest and most established global hub for everything crypto, blockchain and Web3.Register Now

Prices and volumes of Donald Trump’s NFT collections surged on Thursday after an interview with media personality Tucker Carlson on X, formerly Twitter, went viral - amassing 110 million views within hours of its airing.

As of European afternoon hours, the Polygon-based Trump Digital Trading Cards were selling for over 0.13 ether (ETH), or just over $215, up from 0.1 ETH, or $150, last week. The collection has amassed over 17 ether in trading volume, according to data from NFT marketplace OpenSea.


Trump released the collection of 45,000 fantasy cards last December for $99 apiece, featuring images of him in a style similar to collectible baseball cards. The collection has over 13,000 unique holders as of Thursday.

Collectors who purchased one of the digital trading cards are automatically entered into a "sweepstakes" to receive "experiences" with Trump, including a Zoom call, a dinner in Miami, or a cocktail hour at Mar-a-Lago, as CoinDesk previously reported.

The cards sold out quickly at the time. As of Thursday, data shows a wallet tagged "6D65A7" holds the highest individual Trump NFTs with 602 cards followed by 72F891 at 500 cards. Neither of the two holders has listed his or her NFTs for sale.

Trump was recently revealed to be a major holder of tokens. The former president and leading Republican candidate for next year’s election held $2.8 million in a cryptocurrency wallet as of early August, as reported, and earned some $4.87 million in licensing fees from the Trump NFT collection.

As such, the NFT collection has steadily fallen in value in the past several months amid a general decline in the broader crypto market.

Prices are down more than 50% from a May peak of 0.2 ETH, with daily trading falling from an average of over 90 per day to under 50, as per OpenSea data.

Edited by Parikshit Mishra.


Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

CoinDesk is an award-winning media outlet that covers the cryptocurrency industry. Its journalists abide by a strict set of editorial policies. In November 2023, CoinDesk was acquired by the Bullish group, owner of Bullish, a regulated, digital assets exchange. The Bullish group is majority-owned by; both companies have interests in a variety of blockchain and digital asset businesses and significant holdings of digital assets, including bitcoin. CoinDesk operates as an independent subsidiary with an editorial committee to protect journalistic independence. CoinDesk offers all employees above a certain salary threshold, including journalists, stock options in the Bullish group as part of their compensation.

Shaurya Malwa

Shaurya is the Deputy Managing Editor for the Data & Tokens team, focusing on decentralized finance, markets, on-chain data, and governance across all major and minor blockchains.

Learn more about Consensus 2024, CoinDesk's longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to to register and buy your pass now.

Read more about