SNL mocks Trump's NFT trading cards 'scam,' says goodbye to Cecily Strong

When former President Donald Trump made his "major announcement" last week that he was selling $99 nonfungible token (NFT) trading cards with his likeness, people mocked him, frowned in confusion, or cringed. But maybe Trump got the last laugh — or at least the obscure Utah strip-mall LLC that sold the NFT cards with Trump's licensed image — since all 45,000 evidently sold out within 12 hours and are now trading online at significantly more than their sale price.

Saturday Night Live laughed at Trump anyway. "Trump cards are each $99 — seems like a lot, seems like a scam, and in many ways it is," SNL's in-house Trump, James Austin Johnson, said in Saturday's cold open. "You can also get them for free by just going online and looking at them, maybe, I don't know. Maybe taking a screenshot." He insisted they are not like Pokemon.

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