In October 2020, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, a rumor started circulating on social media that the White House gift shop was selling a “Trump Defeats COVID-19” commemorative coin:
WhiteHouseGiftShop.com is selling a “Trump Defeats COVID-19” commemorative coin. However, this website is not the official gift shop of the White House, the government does not dictate what this business sells, and the Trump administration does not make a profit from its sales.
This isn’t the first time this misleadingly named gift shop has caused confusion online. In