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, against an army of highly qualified Republican presidential candidates confluent with media naysayers — to present day with President Trump’s ascendance over and defeat of the deadly COVID pandemic virus.”
Gianni goes on to claim that he predicted the Korean Summits would occur, and created a coin to commemorate that despite being mocked.
“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,” he wrote.
The coins, which are going for a cool $100, will be shipped on November 14 and the first 1000 orders come with a free presidential blue PPE mask.
The website doesn’t say whether buyers will be refunded if the designers predictions don’t in fact come true.