Trump Sells Bibles for $60 Amid Financial Scrutiny

Written by Camilla Jessen

Mar.27 - 2024 8:36 AM CET

Former US President Donald Trump has begun selling Bibles for $59.99 each amid ongoing scrutiny of his claimed wealth.

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Trump announced the sale of the "God Bless USA Bible" for $59.99 apiece in a video post on his social media platform, Truth Social, as reported by the Associated Press (AP).

“Happy Holy Week! Let’s Make America Pray Again. As we lead into Good Friday and Easter, I encourage you to get a copy of the God Bless the USA Bible,” Trump wrote, directing his supporters to a website selling the book for $59.99.

The announcement comes amidst questions regarding Trump's wealth.

On Monday, the enforcement of a $454 million penalty in a fraud case against Trump was postponed. Instead, he is required to post a $175 million bail within ten days. The penalty was issued after Trump was found guilty in February of inflating the value of his family business, the Trump Organization, to secure better loan terms.

The former president struggled to gather the $450 million and faced the risk of having his assets seized if he failed to come up with the funds. Discussions included the potential seizure of skyscrapers or other properties.

Trump, who is presumed to be the Republican presidential candidate for the November 5 election, described the Bible he is selling as the only version he has endorsed.

"All Americans need a Bible in their home, and I have many. It’s my favorite book," he said in the video, according to AP.

The website selling the Bible notes that the version has a minimalist design and is easy to read due to its large font size. Last month, Trump also started selling a collection of sneakers, including a gold version priced at $399. The venture behind the shoes, 45Footwear, also sells other Trump-branded footwear, cologne and perfume.

In addition to the fraud case, the former president faces four criminal cases that could prove costly for him. However, the recent stock market listing of Truth Social is expected to increase Trump's fortune by more than four billion dollars, according to Bloomberg News.

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