It’s not only dodgy social media influencers and black market toilet paper merchants who are capitalising on COVID-19. The White House has also jumped on the bandwagon by trying to make a buck off these seriously twisted COVID-19 commemorative merch.
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TMZ reports that the coins, which are legitimately available for purchase from The White House Gift Shop, feature the names of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
One side of the coin features a graphic of the novel coronavirus, and the other shows an empty presidential podium. The most concerning part of this coronavirus merch has to be the messaging printed onto the coins.
On one side, it reads, “WORLD VS VIRUS,” and “Together we FOUGHT the UNSEEN Enemy…Everyday HEROES Suited Up…Everyday CITIZENS Did Their Part.”
Does the White House know the pandemic isn’t over, yet?
Today, it was reported that the US now has over one million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and sadly, over 60,000 people have tragically lost their lives to the virus.
According to TMZ, the White House Gift Shop is already taking pre-orders for the coin which has been discounted from $125 to $100 USD. The store is also claiming that proceeds from sales of the coins will “be donated to hospitals.”
The privately run gift store is reportedly only “loosely related” to the actual White House, but surely the President of the United States is across any kind of merchandise associated with him.
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It’s not the only wacky merchandise being sold in conjunction with Trump’s ‘achievements.’ TMZ states that the gift shop also sells coins commemorating the President’s meetings with Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladmir Putin.
The whole thing is incredibly tone deaf to the fact that more and more American people are contracting COVID-19 and dying from it.
As the old saying goes, don’t count chickens – or cheesy commemorative coins – until they hatch.
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