• Donald Trump is spending his day off of court thanking NFT buyers.
  • The former president will host a reception at Mar-a-Lago for people who spent roughly $10,000 on digital collectibles.
  • Trump gets little time away from Manhattan court during the week. 

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Former President Donald Trump gets rare reprieves from his Manhattan criminal trial. He’s spending one of them thanking buyers of his latest digital collectible series.

On Wednesday, Trump will host buyers who spent roughly $10,000 on the “Mugshot Edition” of the Trump digital trading cards at his private Mar-a-Lago resort. Wednesdays are typically an off day for Trump’s trial, where he’s facing charges of falsifying business records to cover up alleged hush money before the 2016 presidential election.

It’s the latest example of how Trump has spent part of his time seeking a second term on private business interests. The former president previously appeared at a shoe-focused convention in Philadelphia to tout his officially licensed $199 shoes. (There was also a limited-edition gold $399 offering, which the company has said sold out.)

According to his most recent financial disclosure, Trump reported income of between $100,001 and $1 million from past NFT sales.

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Like many Trump products over the years, he licenses his name and the respective companies handle the rest. Still, the deals underline a mixing of private interests and public service, a major feature of Trump’s presidency. The largest deal of all, Trump’s social media platform Truth, would be nowhere near as large without his backing.

In comparison, President Joe Biden spent part of his day in the key state of Wisconsin. While Biden’s was official, he could also tout a $3.3 billion investment at the site of a mostly failed Trump-era project.