Right-wing Confederate memorabilia website unveils coins featuring Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II
Former President Donald Trump's financially imperiled Twitter copycat app Truth Social is advertising commemorative coins showcasing Trump and the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8th. Twitter permanently banned Trump after he incited the January 6th, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol.
The funeral for the United Kingdom's longest-reigning monarch was held on Monday, September 19th at London's Westminster Abbey.
Trump, who was not invited, boasted on Truth Social that he would have gotten better seats than President Joe and First Lady Jill Biden, who were placed in the 14th row. Trump was also not in attendance at the queen's Platinum Jubilee in June, despite the depiction on the colorized 50-cent piece:
The right-wing website 1776society.proudpatriots.com states that the decorative tender is free and that customers only have to pay for shipping "to cover our American workers like you." The online retailer sells memorabilia such as two-dollar bills emblazoned with "still my president" and images of Confederate generals. Users can purchase memberships to "join discussions with like-minded Patriots."
Although it is not affiliated with Trump's reelection campaign or the White House Gift Shop, hyperlinks have begun to appear on Truth Social, which relies on product placement to generate revenue.
Trump Media and Technology Group Chief Executive Officer Devin Nunes explained in a statement last month that "by partnering with Rumble Ads, Truth Social is poised to displace the Big Tech platforms as a superior venue for businesses to connect with an extraordinarily engaged audience of millions of real people."
Nunes is a retired Republican California Congressman whose political career ended amid legal entanglements with a fake cow.
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