Coins commemorating President Donald Trump surviving COVID-19 are already out there for preorder at a web-based gift shop.
The $100 “Trump defeats COVID” coins are for sale on the web site of the White House Gift Shop, which isn’t affiliated with the White House.
The coin is a part of a sequence designed by Anthony Giannini, chairman of the White House Gift Shop. He described the COVID-19 coin because the final in a sequence illustrating “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.”
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The commemorative coin went on sale earlier than the president was launched from the hospital. Trump tweeted Monday that he’ll go away Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at 6:30 p.m. EDT. He has been hospitalized since Friday.
“Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life,” Trump tweeted. “We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
More than 210,000 folks have died from COVID-19 within the USA, and the president was administered medication not out there to many Americans, together with Regeneron, which has not been accredited by the Food and Drug Administration, in addition to remdesivir and dexamethasone.
Medical specialists and critics stay unsure about how critical Trump’s case of COVID-19 is and the way a lot it’d have an effect on his presidential duties and reelection marketing campaign.
Several of his supporters posted social media messages Monday suggesting the president “defeated” the virus.
Hogan Gidley, a Trump marketing campaign spokesman, posted a GIF of Trump throwing a celebratory fist within the air at a WWE occasion.
Others had been much less satisfied. Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, a New Jersey Republican, described the choice to depart as “irresponsible” and “shocking.”
“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 doctor Sean Conley mentioned in a briefing Monday.
The coin’s itemizing has no picture however says it will ship Nov. 14. According to the web site, 20% of the proceeds will likely be donated to COVID-19 prevention and most cancers analysis.
Contributing: John Fritze