White House Gift Shop selling $100 ‘Trump defeats COVID’ coins
The president was hospitalized for three days after he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the potentially deadly contagion.
One Trump supporter is ready to cash in on the president’s alleged COVID-19 diagnosis by offering commemorative coins at an online gift shop.
Anthony Giannini, chairman of the White House Gift Shop, has designed the $100 “Trump defeats COVID” coins, now available for presale on his website, which is not affiliated with the White House, USA Today reports.
Giannini describes the COVID-19 coin as the last in a series celebrating “President Trump’s ascendance over and defeat of the deadly COVID pandemic virus.”
“When we heard the sad news of President Trump’s positive COVID test, once again we had faith and prayed but we knew our President would find a way to Knockout COVID in early rounds of this battle,” Giannini wrote. “President Trump, as you know, is a fan of boxing, and the new design includes more than a hint of superhero qualities in history’s most fascinating president.”
The coin was announced before Trump’s release from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday evening. He had been hospitalized since Friday after he and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, tested positive for the potentially deadly contagion.
“Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life,” Trump tweeted hours before he exited the hospital. “We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
Trump allegedly initially tested positive for COVID-19 earlier than he acknowledged, ABC News reports, and his doctors warn that “he’s not out of the woods yet.”
“Though he may not entirely be out of the woods yet, the team and I agree that all our evaluations, and most importantly his clinical status, support the president’s safe return home,” White House physician Sean Conley said in a briefing Monday.
Meanwhile, there’s no photo shown for the commemorative coin listed on the White House Gift Shop website, but it’s slated to ship Nov. 14. According to the description, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to COVID-19 prevention and cancer research.
According to The Associated Press, on Monday, Dr. Michael Ryan, the executive director of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s health emergency program, revealed that the most recent COVID-19 estimates indicate a significant percentage of the world’s population may have already been infected by the coronavirus this year, theGRIO previously reported.
“The disease continues to spread. It is on the rise in many parts of the world,” Ryan explained during a special session of the organization’s executive board. “Our current best estimates tell us that about 10% of the global population may have been infected by this virus.”
He also pointed out that the stats vary from urban to rural areas, and between different groups, but that ultimately “the vast majority of the world remains at risk.”
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