Billionaire and former United States president Donald Trump has stated that he will “never allow” the creation of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the country during a campaign speech in Portsmouth, a city in New Hampshire.
The 2024 presidential candidate has boldly said that he will never let the Federal Reserve create a digital dollar, adding:
“I will never allow the creation of a Central Bank Digital Currency.”
Donald Trump is Against the Idea of a Digital Dollar
Donald Trump vowed during a campaign speech on January 17, “Tonight I’m making another promise to protect Americans from government tyranny.”
“This [CBDC] would be a dangerous threat to freedom, and I will stop it from coming to America,” Donald Trump said.
Freedom from Tyranny
The billionaire businessman’s promise received huge applause from the New Hampshire crowd as he added, “I didn’t know you know so much … New Hampshire, very smart people,” while continuing to explain:
“Such a currency would give a federal government, our federal government, absolute control over your money […] they could take your money and you wouldn’t even know it was gone.”
Trump says he will prevent implementation of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) pic.twitter.com/vheJDn2HBg
— Bertman (@manofbert) January 18, 2024
A similar promise was made by Florida governor and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. He said that he would “nix” CBDCs if elected president.
Donald Trump and Crypto
Donald Trump has released multiple non-fungible token (NFT) collections over the past few years. The latest collection was an exclusive line of “Mugshot Edition” NFT trading cards.
His wife, Melania Trump, also debuted an NFT collection not so long ago. She said that the collection “embodies my passion for the arts and will complement my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative.”
TheCoinRise previously reported that according to Trump’s 2023 OGE monetary disclosure report, the 45th president of the United States owns Ethereum (ETH) worth between $250,000 and $500,000.