After being banned from the Facebook-owned social media platform following the January 6th breach at the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump has officially made his return to Instagram.
Trump’s account on the popular photo-sharing app was deactivated in 2021, however, the former President posted two photos on Tuesday. Trump has now returned to the trifecta of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as he gears up for the 2024 election.
His new posts Tuesday both highlight the re-release of Trump’s popular NFT trading cards:
“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?”
“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,” wrote Trump “GO TO link in bio: OfficialTrumpDigitalCards. Have fun!”
Donald Trump joined Instagram in 2013 during his time as a private citizen and before he announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Over the years, he used the platform to share photos and videos of his political rallies, speeches, and personal life. During his presidency, his Instagram account was closely watched as it often reflected his messaging on key issues, such as immigration and the economy.
However, following the January 6th Capitol breach, Trump’s account was suspended by Instagram, along with other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. This suspension marked the beginning of a contentious relationship between the former President and the tech industry, which has continued to this day.