Former President Donald Trump has resumed posting on image sharing app Instagram, a Meta subsidiary, after in January 2021, he was outrageously banned from all major social media platforms following the J6 events.
Batch Two of Trump’s NFT is Here
After Meta restored Trump’s access to Facebook and Instagram, he made a comeback on the latter for the specific purpose of promoting and advertising his NFT trading cards.
In his first post, Trump announced the second series of his NFTs.
Trump first launched his digital cards back in December in a “major announcement.” The NFTs show him in a variety of fantastical outfits as a sheriff, a cartoon cowboy, and a race car driver, among others.
The former president’s first NFT series included 45,000 digital cards, which were sold out immediately. Their promotional website informs that he made over $4 million in revenues through the sales.
Thus, Trump’s first Instagram post in two years featured a $99 digital card showing him holding the Liberty Bell. In the post section, he declared he was “pleased to inform” his supporters that there was a Series 2 of his NFTs following the “great success” of the first batch.
The surreal pieces of digital art depict the former president as George Washington, a chess piece and a lion wrangler… but not at the same time https://t.co/NyNrlkf5qz
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 20, 2023
Trump uses his first post back on Instagram to sell NFTs pic.twitter.com/OiQjs02iMh
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) April 18, 2023
Former President Donald Trump is back on Instagram for the first time since Jan. 6, 2021 – and pushed a second wave of his Trump Digital Trading Cards non-fungible tokens in his comeback post.https://t.co/7g8cZBixMa
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) April 19, 2023
Trump Empowers Supporters to Make Money
In a follow-up post on Instagram, with a digital card depicting him as a superhero, Trump says he hopes he’s keeping the NFTs’ price the same as before.
He said that was because he wanted his “fans and supporters” to be able to make money from the NFTs and have fun in the process.
Not unlike the first batch, the second Trump NFT series features a promotion stating anybody who purchases 47 cards would be invited to dinner with the former president at his home in Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
Besides that, the first 50 buyers who get 100 NFTs will also get an absolutely unique card and will get an invite to a gala at Trump’s mansion.
In the first run of Trump’s cards, 115 customers became eligible for the dinner and 17 bought no fewer than 100, The Wall Street Journal estimated.
President Trump returning to Instagram after two years to sell NFTs is a little too on-the-nose.
I don’t see the trolling. https://t.co/AykdCD4RfG pic.twitter.com/YCVIJNbRLn
— Facts Nordau (@MaxNordau) April 18, 2023
Lol ,wasn’t ready for this.Trump made his first Instagram post since January 6 21 to market his 2nd round of NFTs. pic.twitter.com/Um7ju0ok8B
— SpaceGhost (@Deathmetalpat) April 18, 2023
This article appeared in The State Today and has been published here with permission.
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