In his first hours in office, Joe Biden has made some sweeping and impressive changes.
He’s removed Donald Trump’s Diet Coke button from the Oval Office.
Normally red buttons are something you really don’t want to press – but Donald had one on the desk to push whenever he wanted a drink.
The button was previously seen on the Resolute desk, but is nowhere to be found in the new photos of Biden.
Allegedly, whenever Trump pressed the button a member of staff would bring him a new drink on a silver platter.
Chris Sims is a former White House aide. He wrote about the mythical button in his 2019 book Team of Vipers.
Sims says Trump would prank visitors by pressing the button, suggesting it was related to the country’s nuclear weapons arsenal.
“Out of nowhere, he’d suddenly press the button,” wrote Mr Sims.
“Not sure what to do, guests would look at one another with raised eyebrows. Moments later, a steward would enter the room carrying a glass filled with Diet Coke on a silver platter, and Trump would burst out laughing.”
A reporter who interviewed Trump back in 2017 also confirmed it. Associated Press reporter Julie Pace wrote that Trump had shown her the button and received a “single glass of Diet Coke on a silver tray” after pressing it.
Political commentator Tom Newton Dunn tweeted about the removal of the button and it’s since gone viral.
Someone asked Tom if he got a drink too. Tom replied: “He got the first one, then asked us if we’d like one too. We said yes please.”
According to CNN, Trump used to work his way through up to 12 cans a day of the stuff.
Social Media Response
Social media has of course gone wild for this revelation, with one user jokingly tweeting: “This is not the change we voted for. If you elect me president in 2024, there will be a Diet Coke button in every home, and butlers will show up every hour on the hour to force Diet Cokes into your hand whether you want one or not. I will drown this nation in aspartame.”
Another suggested: “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.”
“Overheard at Mar-a-Lago this morning: Get your own damn Diet Coke” someone else tweeted.
President Biden prefers Coke Zero, according to the Washington Post.