Former U.S. president Donald Trump has warned that crypto could be very dangerous. This is coming after his wife, Melania, recently launched her NFT.

This is Melania’s first cryptographic token. The token which is on the Solana blockchain can only be bought with SOL crypto. In response to Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo’s question about Melania’s NFT initiative, Trump said, “she’s gonna do great. She’s got a great imagination.”

When asked for his viewpoint on crypto, he said:

“I never loved it because I like to have the dollar. I was never a big fan, but it’s building up bigger and bigger and nobody’s doing anything about it. I want our currency called the dollar. I don’t want all of these others, and that could be an explosion someday the likes of which we’ve never seen.”

The first time Trump shared his perspectives on cryptocurrency was in a tweet in July 2019, when he was still president. He tweeted that:

I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated crypto assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity.”

Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Communications Director, said that he believed that Trump did not write that tweet himself. According to Scaramucci, the tweet may have been crafted by his advisors, who felt that he should have an opinion on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. After Trump’s ban from the social media platform in January, the tweet was deleted.

However, in 2021, the U.S. former president has continued with his criticism of Bitcoin. In June, Trump said to Fox Business host Stuart Varney that Bitcoin “just seems like a scam”.

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