It wasn’t long ago that the White House Gift Shop caught some flak for trying to capitalize on a Trump/Kim Jong-un meeting which had yet been confirmed, via a collectors’ coin. The meeting did end up taking place, but the White House Gift Shop has been viewed as a bit of a joke ever since.
Well, if you thought that the Trump/Jong-un commemorative coin was a riot, wait until you hear about what the White House Gift Shop has in store next.
After making a quick visit to the “Coins” section of the gift shop website, one will notice that, in addition to the $39 Trump/Jong-un summit coin, the shop is selling ten other coins, many which are on pre-sale. The seventh option, however, stands out the most.
“#7 COIN IN HISTORIC MOMENTS IN GLOBAL HISTORY COLLECTION, TITLE “GENIUS MAKES ITS OWN RULES” AND INCLUDES A PUBLISHED 50 PAGE PRINT & DIGITAL MONOGRAPH “A STUDY IN GENIUS – THE PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP” PRE-ORDER SHIPS SEPT 30,” reads the description.
Yes, the White House Gift Shop is actually selling a coin for $95, which commemorates Donald Trump’s ’Genius’. The man who does’t appear to know the difference between ’to’ and ‘too,’ who considered pardoning Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned 47 years ago, and who thought Nambia was an actual country, is now getting a coin to commemorate his ‘genius’.
What’s even more baffling is the fact that, along with the coin, a 50 page print will be included. It certainly makes one wonder how they will fill up 50 pages of a book titled “A Study of Genius – The Presidency of Donald J. Trump”.
It is important to note that although the White House Gift Shop was founded in 1946 by President Truman and the Secret Service, the shop actually is its own private entity today.