13:35 GMT31 July 2021
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    Netizens are side-eyeing the White House Gift Shop and claim that the store may be tempting fate with the presale of a “President Donald J. Trump Defeats COVID” coin.

    Although US President Donald Trump and several of his closest staffers continue to receive treatment for their positive COVID-19 diagnoses, the White House Gift Shop is not missing a beat to capitalize on what it envisions will be a “moment in history.”

    While the store is happy to accept online patrons’ $100 orders, there is no preview image of the coin, which will reportedly ship on November 14, well after the US presidential election.

    “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,” read designer Anthony Giannini’s note on the store’s website.

    Netizens caught wind of the sale’s Sunday opening and, of course, had some thoughts on the matter and Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis in general.

    It is worth noting that 20% of the proceeds from the $100 coin sales will go to the Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center for the prevention of COVID-19 and to the Hershey Cancer Center.

    The optimism of the coin comes alongside Trump’s Sunday video message that included continued criticism of the scientific community.

    "I learned a lot about COVID. I learned it by really going to school. This is the real school. This isn't the 'let's read the book' school," he said. “I’m about to make a little surprise visit.”

    The contagious US president was later seen from inside a black SUV, waving to cameras and supporters outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, while in close proximity to multiple Secret Service agents.


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