Melania Trump is selling NFTs (for charity) of her ‘cobalt blue eyes’

Please don’t make me form a strong opinion about NFTs. The NFT conversation is, in my opinion, increasingly stupid. I’ve seen some artists claim that NFTs are a godsend, that selling NFTs supports them and their work, and I believe that. I also believe NFTs are f–king stupid. From what little I understand, you’re basically selling a digital copyright to someone… and that’s it. And they’ve made all of these acronyms and it’s all about cryptocurrency and how everything is bad for the environment and bad for art. Many believe it’s all just one big scam. Which, of course, made Melania Trump’s ears perk up. A scam, you say? Well, Melania knows all about that.

In one of her first public endeavors since leaving office nearly one year ago, Melania Trump has launched a new venture: a line of NFTs. According to a statement released by Mrs. Trump’s office Thursday, NFTs will be released “at regular intervals” on, and at an auction slated for January, which will include “digital artwork, physical artwork, and a physical one-of-a-kind accessory.”

NFTs — short for non-fungible tokens — are defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a unique digital identifier that cannot be copied, substituted, or subdivided, that is recorded in a blockchain, and that is used to certify authenticity and ownership (as of a specific digital asset and specific rights relating to it).”

A portion of proceeds from the sales of the NFTs on the website will “assist children aging out of the foster care system by way of economic empowerment and with expanded access to resources needed to excel in the fields of computer science and technology,” according to the statement.

In a tweet posted Thursday morning, the 51-year-old former first lady wrote that she is “excited for this new venture, which combines my passion for art and commitment to helping our Nation’s children fulfill their own unique American Dream.”

The first NFT from Mrs. Trump’s new endeavor is titled “Melania’s Vision” and is available now through Dec. 31 for $187.58 on her website. The token depicts a watercolor painting of her eyes, by the artist Marc-Antoine Coulon, and is dated 2021. Mrs. Trump’s website describes her initial NFT as “breathtaking,” and embodying “Melania Trump’s cobalt blue eyes, providing the collector with an amulet to inspire. Melania’s Vision provides the collector with strength and hope.”

The limited-edition work will come with an audio recording from the former first lady, offering “a message of hope,” according to the statement. The audio — which can be played on her website — includes a snip of Mrs. Trump saying, “My vision is: Look forward with inspiration, strength and courage.”

[From People]

If you were on the fence about whether NFTs are just the latest dumb scam/fad, let this be the shark-jumping moment. Melania figured out some dumb NFT scheme involving the Nazi social media platform Parler (I sh-t you not) and an NFT of her “cobalt blue eyes.” And only a “portion” of the money will go to charity. The charity? The Foundation for Melania’s Monolos.

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  1. North of Boston says:

    Nah, if I need to be reminded of Undead White Walker eyes, I’d much rather just rewatch Game of Thrones.
    (Which I won’t be doing either)

  2. A says:

    What a coincidence! Starting Thursday aT ReGuLAr iNteRvALs I too will be selling NFTs to aid my charity. My NFTs will feature my iconic middle finger in the foreground and all proceeds will go directly to my charity where I give disadvantaged youth the opportunity to tell a Trump to go f- themselves to their faces.

  3. els says:

    I don’t know much about NFTs but my artist friend’s business was hurted because of it. And this woman makes my opinion about it worse. But that’s my opinion.

  4. T3PO says:

    Any person willing to pay for pictures of her is a person who I’m happy to watch waste money.

  5. Lightpurple says:

    Her love for the arts? Which arts? I can’t remember another First Lady who showed so little interest in the arts as that one. Four years and not a single acknowledgment of the Kennedy Center honors or the center itself, despite, by law, having a spot on the board, not a single visit to a museum, concert, dance performance, play, or exhibit, and the only “artists” to set foot in the White House were Kid Rock and Ted Nugent.

  6. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Her eyes are not “cobalt blue,” ffs.

    But on a more serious note, I’ve long thought that the weird stories about her spending all her time in the spa at Mar-a-Lago (the same one Virginia Roberts was recruited from by Ghislaine Maxwell) suggested Melania had picked up the business side of that operation. So I have my suspicions about what type of “economic empowerment” she’s offering vulnerable young people. And I’d be interested to know how her “charity” is getting access to info on kids aging out of the foster system.

    • Correct. She wears contacts to enhance the color. Ivanka wears contacts to change her color from hazel to blue.
      Re the comment below about “uneven eye work”. People who sleep predominantly on one side (smooshing the face) have more wrinkles on that side. (Source: told to me by a plastic surgeon) Apparently she sleeps on her left side. Joke writers please use that 🙂

  7. shanaynay says:

    What kind of dopes would be interested in buying this crap?????

  8. JJS says:

    As an artist myself can I just get this out there: NFTs are incredible bad for the environment. Any person who claims to care about climate change and then jumps on this bandwagon is a hypocrite. Most artists with self respect are taking a stand against this.
    Side rant I’m convinced NFTs are just basically an MLM for (mostly) men.
    You don’t even own the digital art, just a receipt that points to where an art piece lives, which could be removed whenever. This is basically just another way to scam and/or enable money laundering.
    I could say more but its too early in the morning for me and its friday…
    Aside from that…Melania…I’m just too tired to care about anything she does.

    • The Recluse says:

      Every article I have studied has pointed out how bad bitcoin/NFT’s are for the environment. And you don’t even get a physical work of art to put on your wall, just bragging points?
      We just had another summer in which vast swathes of California were burning up, so badly in fact that the smoke made it all the way to the east coast. It’s getting horrific out here in the real world and these wretches are just burning up more fuel to line their pockets for what is looking like a bubble (look up tulips sometime). Never mind that most artists are more likely to go into the hole financially instead of making a profit and the usual art world suspects are jumping all over this to make their profits. And what do you get…something electronic hiding in a computer somewhere. It’s so weird to invest so much value in techno like this, because we all have seen how quickly tech changes and becomes obsolete. And computer files aren’t as stable as they think. It can degrade. I can’t wait to see what hackers are going to do to this folly.

  9. MaryContrary says:

    My first thought (and I guess final thought) is F her.

  10. MsIam says:

    Since I understand none of this I will avoid it like the plague, at least at this point. Having a Trump name attached only makes me even more super wary. Scam alert.

  11. whatWHAT? says:

    a “portion” goes to charity.

    so, about 1/10th of 1 cent? and is that charity “Tronald Jay Drump Legal Foundation”?

    she’s loathsome. go away, Nazi b*tch.

  12. Tx_mom says:

    I just noticed that her and her husband’s signatures both look a lot like the Neiman Marcus logo.

    • Erin says:

      First thing I noticed too. How freakin bizarre. The only difference is you can read NM while dump and his trophy basically just scribble up and down.

    • ClaireB says:

      That caught my attention too: her “signature” is basically zig zag with no recognizable letters! I honestly doubt that even is her signature, but I’m surprised they didn’t try to fake it better.

    • olliesmom says:

      I noticed that too and I was confused by it. Partnering somehow with NM? Well, that’s somewhere I won’t shop at anymore then.

  13. WithTheAmerican says:

    Her *contacts* are dark blue, not cobalt.
    Her cat eye job is not aging well on one side, back to the hack doctor who specializes in them. No wonder she has to wear her hair over the side of her face all of the time.

    Con artist is the only artist with which she is on speaking terms.

  14. MY3CENTS says:

    From what I understand NFTs are very sketchy and probably involve money laundering .

  15. Jay says:

    Why not also sell one for your alabaster white skin, Melania? This call might be too subtle for some of your dumber neonazi followers.

    I’m still not entirely clear about what an NFT is, but if this scam artist is involved, it can’t be good.

  16. B n A fn says:

    What tha “F” is she 😜, I bet some poor MAGA people are going to send their hard earn money for this foolishness, 😝. Btw, what percentage is she giving to the NFTs, I’m guessing 1%.

  17. B n A fn says:

    What tha “F” is she 😜, I bet some poor MAGA people are going to send their hard earn money for this foolishness, 😝. Btw, what percentage is she giving to the NFTs, I’m guessing 1%.

  18. Sean says:

    Her “signature” looks just like her husband’s. Same jagged points and everything.

    That’s all I got.

  19. Misskitten says:

    The eyes in that “artwork” are FAR from cobalt blue. More like weak, watery gray. In fact the color reminds me of the fetal pig I disected in high school.

  20. Dr Mrs The Monarch says:

    Caring about kids who are aging out of foster care? From Mrs “I really don’t care, do u?” This sounds like every level of scam imaginable.
    Step 1. Take cash from brainwashed morons
    Step 2. Use a charity to gain access to vulnerable young people (maybe ones who have just been released from the cages???) so that their labor can be exploited.
    Step 3. Teach the cute ones web-camming via the “Melania school of modelling” and teach the ugly ones to code the websites and do network admin and IT.
    Step 4. Tax shelter! “It’s for charity”
    Step 5. Move offshore just like Melania’s very good friends Epstein and Maxwell