Hours after former President Donald Trump left the White House, a mysterious red button that he had ordered installed, not for emergencies, but to warn that he had run out of his favorite drink, Diet Coke, disappeared from the desk now occupied by the new US President, Joe Biden, in the Oval Office.
The detail would have gone unnoticed had it not been for a post on Twitter by political commentator and presenter Tom Newton Duun, in which he drew attention to the device, which could well resemble the dreaded button to activate nuclear missiles that in more than one movie appears in the presidential office.
President Biden has removed the button for Diet Coke. When Tim Shipman and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we were struck by that button.
“President Biden has removed the button on Diet Coke. 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 quickly brought it out. a Diet Coke on a silver tray. It’s gone, “Dunn wrote.
The message includes a sequence of photos in which it is observed a wooden box with a small red button sticking out and that it is located next to the phones that Trump used, but that on Biden’s first day in the White House is no longer observed.
The publication went viral and even local media echoed the comment.
TRUMP AND BIDEN, LOVERS OF COCA COLA
Trump’s fondness for eat burgers and the rumor that he is able to drink twelve cans of Coca Cola a day They are part of the stories that surround the former president, little fond of physical exercise, although he does play golf.
When Trump pressed that button, a butler appeared carrying a glass of Coca Cola on a silver tray.
The publication The Hill cited the book “Team of Vipers” (‘Team of vipers’) published in 2019 by former White House adviser Chris Sims, who indicated that the former president used the red button as a way to joke with the visitors by suggesting that it could activate the nuclear arsenal.
“Out of nowhere, I would suddenly hit the button,” Sims wrote of the former president, The Hill recalled.
“Not knowing what to do (added the story), the guests looked at each other with raised eyebrows. Moments later, a butler entered the room with a glass full of Diet Coke on a silver platter, and Trump was laughing. “
Biden at the residential desk. The red button is gone.
The report pointed out that Biden, who from this Wednesday took over as the 46th president of the United States, shares with his predecessor the taste for soft drinks.
According to the version, a catering provider who worked with the new president told the newspaper The Washington Post last year what Biden liked having Coke Zero in the pantry.