Trump Calls for All Bitcoin Mining to Take Place in the US

Trump Calls for All Bitcoin Mining to Take Place in the US
Above: Former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Libertarian Party National Convention on May 25, 2024 in Washington, DC. Image copyright: Chip Somodevilla/Staff/Getty Images News via Getty Images

The Facts

  • Former Pres. and presumptive Republican nominee reaffirmed his commitment to the cryptocurrency industry, saying that he wants "all the remaining Bitcoin to be MADE IN THE USA!!!" in a late Tuesday night post on his Truth Social platform.

  • He added that mining Bitcoin will help the US with energy independence and that it could be the "last line of defense against" a central bank digital currency —something issued by a country's central bank, and an idea being considered by the US Federal Reserve.

The Spin

Pro-Trump narrative

There is no doubt that Pres. Trump is the best candidate for the crypto community, and his effort to embrace Bitcoin shows that he will fight against the anti-crypto establishment in DC. Roughly 25% of Americans own Bitcoin, yet they have been largely ignored, if not demonized, by the political class. Trump has evolved on the issue and taken the time to learn more about this vital technology. He knows that crypto is a protector of our freedom, and he will fight against Democrats' plans to destroy financial freedom.

Anti-Trump narrative

Donald Trump continues to show that he has no convictions on any issue and will say whatever he believes will help him politically. Once a staunch critic of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, Trump has completely flip-flopped on the issue — likely because some of his allies told him to. Trump doesn't seem to understand anything about Bitcoin mining or cryptocurrency, but that won't stop him from making statements for the sake of donations and scoring political points.

Metaculus Prediction

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