USA The ex-president used to play jokes on visitors
Joe Biden is already getting to work as the president of the United States, having succeeded Donald Trump.
The former president had a red button installed in the Oval Office which, when pressed, would have a Diet Coke delivered to him.
“President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button,” Tom Newton Dunn tweeted.
“When Tim Shipman and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we were struck by what the little button did.
“Eventually Trump pressed it, and a butler swiftly brought in a Diet Coke on a silver platter. It’s gone now.”
The detail would have gone unnoticed had it not been for the post on Twitter.
President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button. When @ShippersUnbound and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we became fascinated by what the little red button did. Eventually Trump pressed it, and a butler swiftly brought in a Diet Coke on a silver platter. Its gone now. pic.twitter.com/rFzhPaHYjk
? Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) January 21, 2021
Former White House advisor Chris Sims suggests that Trump had the button in place in order to joke with visitors. He would suggest that he was activating nuclear weapons, only to have a Diet Coke immediately brought into the room.