On Monday, a Bible signed by Trump was listed for sale for a whopping $37,500 on a memorabilia website called Moments in Time:
While this is a steep price, Donald Trump reported to USA Today that his autograph is worth “quite a lot.” Trump said, “I sign things, and the next night, I see them on eBay. They’re sold. They’re sold for a lot of money.”
Trump claimed that he saw a pair of sneakers that he signed listed on eBay for $5,000—”Sir, could I have you just – would you sign my sneaker?” somebody asked. “Then, two nights later, I see it on eBay, selling for $5,000,” Trump said.
According to the seller, President Trump signed the Bible on the same week he cleared protestors with tear gas and rubber bullets in order to take a photo of himself holding up a Bible in front of St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C., which resulted in shock, outrage, and disapproval from many.
While he did sign a Bible on the same week that he had protestors cleared in order to take a photo-op in front of St. John’s Church, the Bible that’s up for sale isn’t the same exact Bible that he held up in the photo. Regardless, the Bible for sale is still a controversial item since it was signed during the same week.
Business Insider claimed that the White House declined to comment on the authenticity of the Bible, however, Moment in Time’s Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity policy states that “The Authenticity of ALL material offered for sale is guaranteed without time limitations, for full refund of purchase price.”