After being banned from Instagram as a result of the Jan. 6 Capitol protests, President Donald Trump made a comeback with his second series of digital trading cards.
President Trump’s Tuesday Instagram post informed his 23.4 million followers that “we are doing it again, SERIES 2 AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW” after the remarkable success of his previously announced digital trading cards. The post ends the president’s two-year absence from the platform following his ban.
President Trump last posted on Instagram when he announced he would speak at the Save America march on Jan. 6, 2021.
According to The Hill, President Trump first made the “major announcement” that he would be releasing a digital trading card collection in December. The NFTs were an enormous hit, selling out within a day.
The first batch of President Trump’s NFTs drew in over $4 million, the New York Post reported. The 45,000 cards depicted the 45th president as a cowboy, sheriff, and racing car driver, among other roles.
As President Trump pointed out in a second Instagram post, the Series 2 collection was selling for the same price.
“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,” the president wrote under a picture of him as a superhero.
The second set of trading cards was just as popular as the first, with the official website announcing that it had sold out in just hours.
President Trump praised its success with another Instagram post, saying, “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!”