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White House Gift Shop selling ‘Trump Defeats COVID’ commemorative coin

The White House Gift Shop started selling a “Trump Defeats COVID” commemorative coin on Monday before the president returned to the White House from the hospital.

Anthony Giannini, the chairman of the White House Gift Shop (WHGS), designed the $100 coin as the final coin in a series for Trump’s first term. 

“When we at WHGS first heard the sad news of President Trump’s positive COVID test, once again we had faith and prayed, yet we knew our President would find a way to knockout COVID in early rounds of this battle,” Giannini said. “President Trump, as you know, is a fan of boxing, and the new coin design features more than a hint of superhero qualities in history’s most fascinating president.”

A picture of the coin, which is scheduled to ship on Nov. 14, was not available on the White House Gift Shop. Twenty percent of the proceeds are designated to go to COVID-19 prevention and cancer treatment. 

The White House Gift Shop is not affiliated with the White House. 

The coin went on sale before President Trump was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

The president spent the past three nights at Walter Reed after announcing he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday. 

Trump announced on Monday afternoon that he would return to the White House that evening, and White House physician Sean Conley told reporters that the medical team backed the president’s return, “though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet.”

Upon his return, Trump removed his mask while posing for photos at the White House and filmed a video message encouraging Americans to not “be afraid of” the coronavirus. 

The U.S. has confirmed more than 7.4 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 210,127 fatalities, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Tags commemorative coin Coronavirus coronavirus commemorative coin COVID-19 Donald Trump Melania Trump Pandemic Trump positive test White House Gift Shop

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