Donald Trump calls crypto dangerous

Former President of the United States, Donald Trump, has interview with Fox Business reiterating that they are not a fan of cryptocurrencies. He even called them “dangerous.” However, his wife seems to have a different opinion. Melania Trump recently launched a Solana NFT that you can only buy with crypto.


“Crypto is a very dangerous thing”

Curiously, his comments come just days after his wife, Melania Trump, launched her first NFT. Melania’s NFT is on the Solana blockchain and can currently only be purchased with SOL tokens.

Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo asked the former president about his wife’s NFT initiative, to which he replied, “She’s going to do a great job. She has a great imagination.” He was then asked about his broader view of cryptocurrency.

“I’ve never loved it because I’d like to have the dollar,” Trump replied. “I was never a big fan of crypto, but it just keeps getting bigger and bigger and nobody is doing anything about it. I want our currency to be called the dollar. It can cause a big problem. I think crypto is a very dangerous thing.”

Trump first shared his views on cryptocurrencies in July 2019. He then tweeted:

“I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated crypto-assets can facilitate illegal behavior, including drug trafficking and other illegal activities.

Earlier this year, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said he believed Trump did not personally write that tweet. Scaramucci suggested the tweet was likely created for Trump by advisers who believed he needed to take a stance on Bitcoin.

However, Trump has reiterated his criticism of Bitcoin in 2021. In June, he told Fox Business host Stuart Varney that the Bitcoin appears to be a scam.


Melania Trump’s NFT

Despite Donald Trump’s negative stance, Melania released her first NFT last week. This NFT was named ‘Melania’s Vision’ and is sold for 1 SOL each. Part of the NFT sales are donated to help children out of the foster care system.

The former first lady’s NFT was developed on the Solana blockchain. Following her announcement, a representative from Solana Labs quickly reached out to crypto media to clarify that it was not directly involved in Trump’s project.

“To avoid confusion, I would like to inform you that her choice to use the Solana blockchain was completely organic and that this project is not part of a Solana-led initiative,” the representative said in a statement.

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