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ThurberMingus  ·  242 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea 'hostility'

So... the picture we all saw was one of the 250 military challenge coins, and the thing we've been failing to order is completely different.

Interestingly, The White House Gift Shop began as "The White House Flower Fund" and was renamed to "The White House Police Benefit Fund" through either "permanent order" or memos in 1946 and 1950, (which I wasn't able to find with 15 minutes on https://trumanlibrary.org) for the purpose of giving flowers or retirement gifts to the White House police.

    Today, The "only original offial" White House Gift Shop, Est., 1946 in White House History continues to actively support Law Enforcement Departments or Agencies by funding special advanced firearms training and by purchasing safe and effective arms for departments often in smaller jurisdictions with limited advanced training budgets.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180126200023/http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/aboutus.asp