‘Trump defeats COVID’ commemorative coin goes on sale

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WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The White House Gift Shop, which is not affiliated to the White House, has started taking pre-orders for a “President Donald J. Trump Defeats COVID” commemorative coin.

The latest in a series of coins marking moments in Trump’s first presidential term, the coin celebrates his “ascendance over and personal defeat of the deadly COVID pandemic virus,” the gift shop website said.

The coin was priced at $100. There was no photograph of the coin on the website.

The design of the coin was informed by superhero graphic art, Anthony Giannini, the creator of the series and CEO of the gift shop, said in a statement on the webpage.

“Like it or not, President Donald J. Trump is strong to a mythic level,” his statement reads, and goes on to say the design of the coin has been intentionally concealed until its release.

Trump was admitted to the Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday after being diagnosed with the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. He returned to the White House Monday.

The president’s doctor, Navy Cdr. Sean Conley, said the president would not be fully “out of the woods” for another week but that Trump had met or exceeded standards for discharge from the hospital.

After leaving the hospital, Trump released a video where he said of virus: “One thing that’s for certain: Don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it.”

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has tested negative for the disease several times since sharing a debate stage with Trump last week.

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