Former President Donald Trump returned to Instagram with a bang on Monday.
It was his first social media post since January 5, 2021, when he urged Americans to support him the following day at the Washington rally that sparked the Capitol invasion.
This time, the former president and prominent Republican candidate in 2024 marketed non-fungible tokens.
“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,” Trump posted, giving instructions for how to buy the collectibles.
Trump is depicted in the NFTs as a music performer, a firefighter, and a superhero.
In an audio recording appended to a different post, he stated that when the first round was published, “We almost broke the internet.”
Forbes reported that the first round sold out in one day following its publication on December 15. The retailer estimated that this quantity generated roughly $4.4 million in revenue.
The second round of NFTs cost $99 each, the same price as the first round.
The former president stated that the price was reasonable.
“I hope everyone notices, & I’m sure the Fake News won’t, that I’m leaving the price of the Trading Cards the same as last time, even though they are selling for MANY TIMES MORE (It’s called the MARKET!), & sold out almost immediately, because I want my fans & supporters to make money, & have fun doing it,” Trump wrote.
“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. I WILL BE GIVEN NO ‘NICE GUY’ CREDIT?” he said.
A few hours later, Trump announced that would-be buyers were out of luck.
“As of 10 minutes ago, my Digital Trading Cards SOLD OUT, in RECORD TIME, approximately $4.6 Million. A great honor, and I hope everyone is Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy. CONGRATULATIONS!” he posted.
Trump, who returned to Facebook on March 17 after being forbidden since the Capitol invasion, posted about NFTs on both Facebook and Truth Social.
He did not discuss the cards on Twitter, from which he was prohibited in January 2021 but has since been reinstated.