It has been well over two years since former President Donald Trump was unceremoniously booted off of major social media platforms.
Although Elon Musk reinstated Trump’s account a short time after acquiring Twitter last year and Meta followed suit by restoring his access to Facebook and Instagram, the 2024 Republican candidate seemed to opt against posting anywhere aside from his own Truth Social network.
That changed last month when he made his first Facebook post since the ban, sharing a clip from his address on Election Night 2016 in which he said: “Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business. Complicated.”
This week, he updated his Instagram page for the first time since 2021 with a post plugging his latest series of digital trading cards.
🚨BREAKING: PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCES SERIES 2 OF HIS NFT CARDS!!! pic.twitter.com/mrbmEhotBW
— MAGA 𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 (@MAGAoriginalist) April 18, 2023
Trump previously released a set of non-fungible tokens late last year — and they sold out within a day.
“This is Donald Trump, hopefully your favorite president of all time, better than Lincoln, better than Washington,” he said upon announcing the first series in December.
Although even some of his supporters were perplexed by the move, he clearly saw value in the strategy and followed up this week by announcing the second series.
“I am pleased to inform you that, due to the great success of my previously launched DIGITAL TRADING CARDS, we are doing it again, SERIES 2, AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW,” the former president wrote.
Along with instructions about how to purchase the digital images, he included photos of the cards that are for sale. Like last time, each NFT is being sold for $99.
Trump asserted that the first release “almost broke the internet,” claiming that those cards have gone on to be resold for much more than their original price.
“I could have raised the price MUCH HIGHER, & I believe it still would have sold well, with a lot more money coming to me, but I didn’t choose to do so,” he added. “I WILL BE GIVEN NO ‘NICE GUY’ CREDIT?”
Just hours later, he confirmed that the second series had also sold out, bringing in revenue of about $4.6 million in the process.