Melania Trump trolled for 'scam' to auction off hat starting at 250K

Melania Trump trolled for 'scam' to auction off hat starting at 250K
Melania Trump starts hat auction at $250,000 (melaniatrump/Instagram and Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

'Is there anything a Trump won't do for a quick buck?' Many are raising this question after the former first lady decided to auction one of her hats. Melania Trump wore a hat when French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron came on a state visit on 24 April 2018. Melania has decided to sell off this hat starting at $250,000.

In addition to the hat, she also plans on auctioning a watercolor painting where she is wearing the hat, and a non-fungible token of the artwork which is digital. All these three products are going to be held up for sale at an auction on January 11. The artist who has curated the painting and the digital artwork is Marc-Antoine Coulon; the auctioned items will be signed by the artist.


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In a tweet Melania stated, "The Head of State Collection commemorates the Trump Administration’s first official state visit and features three important one-of-a-kind signed items." This release also says, "Following the traditional arrival ceremony, Mrs Trump and Mrs Macron visited the National Gallery of Art and attended a joint press conference in the White House."


It further says, "Mrs Trump wore the iconic broad-brimmed, one-of-a-kind hat and an asymmetrical Michael Kors suit to the day's events. Later that evening, Mrs Trump and President Trump hosted their first state dinner at the White House."

There were several reactions to this post. Some comments by users are shared below. 

One user said, "How “classy” for a woman married to billionaire to auction off worn hats and give a “portion” to charity. Can’t see any other Flotus doing such a thing. Maybe give it all to charity Mel."


A second user said, "Wait opening bid is 250k you are married to a supposed billionaire why are not ALL the profits going to charity?"


A Twitter user replied by saying, "It all depends on how its advertised. If "she" says a portion, then a portion, all means just that. Her husband and his family should know, they've all gotten in big trouble in the past for grifting off their various charities."


A user connected this auction to one of Melania Trump's past tweets by saying, "$250,000 for a hat that no one even remembers? Oh, and interesting that it has to be paid in crypto currency when your last tweet is celebrating Bitcoin ... What scan are you running?"


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