A button Donald Trump used to order Diet Cokes on command while working in the Oval Office has reportedly been removed by President Joe Biden as one of a number of sweeping changes in DC over the last 24 hours.
The infamous device, which had been installed at the Resolute Desk, wasn’t visible in photos captured of Biden working inside the White House on Thursday.
Trump, a known soda fanatic, reportedly drank up to 12 cans of Diet Coke per day during his time as commander-in-chief.
He first unveiled the button during an interview with the Associated Press in 2017, showing reporters that with one push, a White House butler would immediately bring him a glass of soda on a silver tray.
However, the notorious Coke-summoning device now seems to have ousted from the White House, along with Trump himself, amid a new dawn on Capitol Hill.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Now you see it: The infamous Diet Coke-summoning device is seen next to Trump's phone and is incased by a wooden box
Now you don't: The button wasn’t visible in photos captured on Biden working Thursday inside the White House and appears to have been removed
The button’s absence was first pointed out in a Thursday tweet by Times Radio chief political correspondent Tom Newton Dunn, who shared images comparing the desks of Trump and Biden.
‘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.’
Instead, photos of Biden’s desk during his first day in office show two phones, a coffee cup, and a set of pens. It’s unclear what has happened to the call button.
Ex-White House aide Chris Sims revealed in his 2019 book Team of Vipers that Trump would often use the red button as a way of pranking visitors to the White House by suggesting it had nuclear capabilities.
‘Out of nowhere, he’d suddenly press the button,’ Sims wrote. ‘Not sure what to do, guests would look at one another with raised eyebrows.’
Trump would then reportedly ‘burst out laughing’ when the butler