‘Historic’: White House Gift Shop Celebrates Moment Obamacare Became Law

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The moment Obamacare was signed into law is now ensconced forever in a new Christmas tree ornament from the White House gift shop.

A picture inlaid on one side of the ornament captures the “Historic Presidential Moment” when President Barack Obama signed his signature health care law in the East Room at the White House. On the other side of the ornament — which can stand on its own, or be hung on a Christmas tree — shows the south facing balcony of the White House, sculpted in the nickel-plated brass of the ornament.

The special “East Room Signing Commemorative” ornament, one of two signature ornaments from the gift shop this year, is a release limited to 1,500 units. It comes in a box with the Presidential Seal embossed with 24-karat gold, and costs $59.00.

The White House gift shop is an independent store, not affiliated with the administration, and already sells products like President-elect Donald Trump bobbleheads and Trump inauguration mugs.

Obama signed Obamacare into law March 23, 2010, in the East room of the White House, calling it “historic legislation” that would “set in motion reforms that generations of Americans have fought for, and marched for, and hungered to see.”

Trump has promised to repeal parts of Obamacare quickly when his administration begins January 20, 2017. ““We will do it, and we will do it very, very quickly,” Trump said about repealing parts of Obamacare during his acceptance speech Nov. 8. “It’s a catastrophe.”

Trump is also getting in on the Christmas tree ornament market with a gold-trimmed “Make America Great Again” cap. (RELATED: Trump Store Sells Gold ‘MAGA’ Hat Christmas Tree Ornament For $150)

The small ornament boasts 24-karat gold accents on shiny red brass in the shape of the hat. It comes in a velvet-lined box and can be on your Christmas tree for just $149.00.

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