Trump Sneaker Venture Sabotaged by Parkland Survivor

( – David Hogg, Parkland massacre survivor turned activist, is trolling former President Donald Trump by purchasing a website address that references Trump’s new sneaker brand and attaching the domain to a website on gun violence and gun control.

Hogg is president of the political organization Leaders We Deserve, whose mission is to help elect young congressional candidates. On Friday, February 16th, he posted an announcement on social media claiming he bought a domain related to Trump’s latest business venture in footwear and will use it to put further pressure on Congress for fun control.

Hogg said he purchased the domain “” and redirected the address to a website providing people information on how to contact their congressional representatives. That website is “,” which focuses on lobbying Congress for gun control legislation. Hogg added that the catch is that when someone makes a call, an artificial intelligence (AI) program will recreate their voice into the voice of a gun violence victim.

Trump launched the sneaker series, which cost anywhere from $199 to $399, in order to help pay for his legal expenses. The most expensive pair is titled “The Never Surrender High-Tops” and has sold out. Some people are already listing the sneakers online for resale, jacking the price up to thousands of dollars.

Such random business ventures are not so unusual for Trump, who has already launched and sold out two series of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which are digital assets tied to a piece of code on a crypto blockchain. The former president also released a perfume and cologne series for men and women with golden stoppers, one of which is shaped like his head.

Just a few days after a New York City judge ordered Trump to pay $350 million in damages in a civil fraud case, the former president launched the sneaker brand in Philadelphia at a footwear convention called Sneaker Con.

The former president has not yet addressed Hogg’s domain purchase, and many critics are dismissing it as another publicity stunt from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor. The 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 and injured 17 others. Immediately after the tragedy, Hogg became an avid gun-control activist and co-founded the March for Our Lives protest organization.

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