A group of Trump supporters have gathered outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center with signs, flags and balloons.
Coins commemorating President Trump surviving COVID-19 are already available for pre-order at an online gift shop.
The $100 “Trump defeats COVID” coins are for sale on the website of The White House Gift Shop, which is not affiliated with the White House.
The coin is part of a series designed by Anthony Giannini, who is also chairman of the White House Gift Shop. He described the COVID-19 coin as the last coin in the series illustrating “President Trump’s ascendance over and defeat of the deadly COVID pandemic virus.”
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Talk about premature congratulations.
The White House Gift Shop is already selling coins that commemorate US President Donald Trump defeating COVID-19 — and winning the election.
The gift shop was set up in 1950 but is not the official gift shop of the seat of the Whitehouse.
The coin, which is available for pre-order, is called “President Donald J. Trump Defeats COVID” and is the “final commemorative coin for President Trump’s first term”.
Coin designer and series creator Anthony Gianni said its design was “informed by superhero graphic art”.
“Surrounding President Donald J. Trump is a mythos never before seen in a United States president, a mythos not unlike the Epic of Gilgamesh,” he wrote on The White House Gift Shop site.
“Thus I am pleased to announce a new commemorative that vividly shows President Trump’s historic presidential candidacy win, itself, from his descent on the elevator in Trump Tower,
A gift shop is cashing in on Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis by pre-emptively selling commemorative coins marking the US president defeating the deadly virus.
The limited edition coin, titled “President Donald J. Trump Defeats COVID”, is available to pre-order from the White House Gift Shop website, with the item priced at $100 ($A139) a piece.
The White House Gift Shop is not the official gift shop of the White House and the commemorative coins being sold on the website are not officially approved or sanctioned by the US government.
Trump is currently still being treated for COVID-19 at the Walter Reed military hospital in Maryland where he was flown on Friday night after his symptoms worsened.
Despite the president still needing medical care, the White House Gift Shop had decided to pre-emptively mark his return to full health with an expensive commemorative coin.
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