The White House welcomed a different President on January 20 and since then, a flurry of changes have taken place as Joe Biden took charge as the top man in the house. A big red button that used to occupy a pride of place at the President’s desk in the Oval office seems to have not made it through either and has been removed.
In new photos of President Biden sitting on his desk as he took charge, the button, which used to placed between two phones when Trump occupied the chair, was missing. And a little bit of research divulged what was that all-too-important button was for, a glass of diet coke!
The former President would reportedly press the button when he needed a refreshment and a staff member would bring in a glass of diet coke for him on a silver platter. A former White House aide Chris Sims had also written about the same in his book Team of Vipers.
Trump would allegedly even prank his visitors at the Oval office by saying it was related to nuclear arms arsenal and when his staff brought the coke, he would laugh out.
The button’s disappearance caught social media’s eye when Times Radio chief political correspondent Tom Newton Dunn tweeted about it.
‘President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button,’ Dunn wrote. ‘When … I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we became fascinated by what that little red button did. Eventually Trump pressed it, and a butler swiftly brought in a Diet Coke on a silver platter. It’s gone now.’
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. It's gone now. pic.twitter.com/rFzhPaHYjk
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) January 21, 2021
Twitter, as much as it was surprised at the big reveal, also thought it was a cool idea in itself to have a diet coke button.
Hold up, Trump had a diet coke button? XD ngl the idea of having a diet coke button is pretty cool tbh
— RACC SOUNDS OUT NOW (@Slaccoon_) January 22, 2021
One user wanted the button for himself.
who do i need to get in contact with in order to buy donald trump's diet coke button
— sern (@sernutilt) January 22, 2021
A Button that brings Trump some Diet Coke is one of the most ridiculously hilarious things I’ve heard from The Trump Administration.
My mother is the Headmistress of a Private Preparatory School and she doesn’t even have button on her desk that brings her Refreshments.
— Mia ⚢ Trump Era Veteran (@LesbianicBeauty) January 22, 2021
Imagining the guy whose whole job was standing at the sidelines with a Diet Coke at the ready, lest Trump pressed The Button.
— Cooper (@CooperEbel) January 22, 2021
Trump finding out that he could have a button on his desk for diet coke would have been the same as Homer finding he could ring chef at 1am for a pork chop.
Prove me wrong.
— #BLM ️ (@backupbear) January 22, 2021
The only logical reason I can think to get rid of the Diet Coke button is because Champ is one of those dogs that's been trained to get a beer out of the fridge
— Washington Post TikTok Guy 🗞 (@davejorgenson) January 21, 2021
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) January 21, 2021
can’t believe we went 4 years not knowing trump had a diet coke button. in retrospect probably should’ve guessed
— ian / BLM (@iianclarkk) January 22, 2021
A diet coke button is by far the smartest thing Donald Trump has ever done
— Eugene (@EugeneEugene87) January 22, 2021
Biden should've kept this but instead of summoning a Diet Coke the button would call a random Trump family member and make a sad trombone sound https://t.co/HONMR24PQN
— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 21, 2021
I'm fascinated by Trump's diet 'coke' button.. but only because I'd have thought he'd be more of a Pepsi man… you known not quite the 'real thing'…
— Patrick Condren (@PatrickCondren) January 22, 2021
Trump reportedly is a big lover of the beverage and used to down a dozen of the fizzy drink every day, a New York Times report had said earlier. Even former President Bill Clinton was also a fan of the coke and was often seen with a can of the drink.