Are SOME People Really Buying US Currency with Trump’s Signature?
Well, that apparently seems to be the case.
I received an email today from email@example.com informing me that a limited number of U.S. currency notes with Donald J. Trump’s signature on them are available for purchase. (I’m on a lot of mailing lists. I like to keep track of what’s shaking on the other side of the great political divide.)
These U.S. Federal Reserve Notes are being touted as “an incredible investment opportunity and a great Holiday Gift is every True Patriot’s “dream-come-true…” but I am also cautioned to act swiftly because supplies are limited so I should “CLICK HERE…” before they’re gone.”
Okay, then. Such a deal! How could anyone pass this opportunity up?
Oh, you don’t want to click there. I don’t blame you, so let me save you the trouble. Here’s the price list for this incredible opportunity:
So, let me get this straight. I pay you $25 bucks for a $1 bill….or $190 for a $100 bill, knowing in advance that the bill in question may not be legal tender any longer because of the defacement.
Huge profits for somebody….but maybe not for Donald Trump, because I don’t think he is in on this scheme. Note that the scammers behind this con don’t claim that Donald Trump actually signed each of these bills individually, even though the bills bear his authentic-looking Sharpie signature we have all seen over and over again, every time he signed another executive order.
The signatures are probably printed on the notes using a laser printer because even Donald Trump isn’t stupid enough to deface U.S. currency. (Okay, maybe he is that stupid. One never knows.)
However, Section 333 of the U.S. Criminal Code states that:
“whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.” 18 U.S.C. § 333.
Leaving legalities aside for the moment, one has to wonder whether there really are people who are so stupid that they would really believe either (a) that Donald Trump really signed these notes, or, (b) that there is any shortage of these doctored notes when you can run them off on just about any laser printer. (I’m not saying that they may have forged the bank notes; only the signature.)
If this ripoff is telling us anything, it is telling us that the people who support Donald Trump believe that other people who support Donald Trump are so stupid that they will believe this drivel, and they might be right.
The Donald is about to launch his own money-making operations. He’s already raised millions for his 2024 presidential campaign, some of which he has already skimmed off the top to meet his personal and corporate expenses.
It’s not that he doesn’t understand the difference between his personal wealth and his political contributions: he doesn’t care.
In his personal business, the Trump Organization, there was no difference between his personal resources and his corporate resources, and he believes that rule also applies to his political organization.
But the fact that Trump is passing the hat to raise funds for his further political ambitions makes it easier for people to assume that by buying Trump dollars from these scammers they are supporting The Donald himself.
Filed Under: You REALLY Can’t Make this Shit Up.
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