Former US First Lady Melania Trump, the wife of Donald Trump is planning to release NFTs ‘in regular intervals’ with some proceeds going to foster children, a news release said.
Melania Trump sells the NFTs on her website in exchange for Solana tokens, currently valued at around $180 each. If you buy this token you can own a digital watercolor painting of Melania Trump’s eyes.
The former first lady’s staff hasn’t informed how much assets from the donations will go to charity, and which foster child-related charities will get them. So some people think that this is just a marketing trick.
Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, says when a company says “a portion of the proceeds” will go to charity without indicating specifically what amount, “It’s a huge red flag.”
The Trump family has a bad history with charities, though Melania Trump was not directly involved in this charity disaster.
While still US president, Donald Trump paid a $2m court-ordered fine after conceding he used his charitable foundation as a personal piggy bank. The fine was ordered to be distributed amongst eight charities.
What will happen now? Will Melania do a good job, or it’s just one more try to stay in the spotlight?