Tom Hanks is the hero we need right now. The actor recently gave journalists in the White House press corps the most important gift of all: the gift of caffeine. For the third time, Hanks has now gifted the reporters with a new espresso machine for the press room.
The $2,000 coffee maker was the third one Hanks has given to theWhite House press corps in 13 years, according to CNN. The first was in 2004 after he saw the press room had no basic coffee pot and again in 2010 after he realized the reporters “weren’t using it correctly.”
This time, the espresso machine came with a heartfelt typewritten note, which featured a WWII drawing from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Bill Mauldin. It read: “Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially for the Truth part.”
BREAKING: White House press corps receives brand-new espresso machine from @tomhanks. Come for the coffee… stay for his note. pic.twitter.com/cirbLKHEt0
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) March 2, 2017
Many felt the gift was appropriate, especially during President Donald Trump’s current administration. Trump has blocked the press from attending a press briefing, called the media “the enemy of the American people” and often attacks the media as “fake news.”
Hanks’ gift will no doubt help reports continue their relentless pursuit of the truth. Who knew coffee could make such a powerful statement?
Social Media Reacts to Tom Hanks’ Gift to White House Press Corps
Not only a great actor…but a man who understands the importance of caffeine at these exhausting times…. https://t.co/ovVyuTO4FM
— Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel) March 2, 2017
Sure, Tom Hanks is great when he sends the press corps an espresso machine. But when I ask him to send me his toenail clippings I'm the nut!
— Andy (@tomlowrysghost) March 2, 2017
Tom Hanks sends espresso machine to WH press corp. Trump demands he be prosecuted for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
— Eric Gelber (@ergelber) March 2, 2017
The espresso machine Tom Hanks bought for the press is now officially the only thing in the White House that hasn't lied about Russia.
— Frederick Douglass (@HITEXECUTIVE) March 2, 2017
@tomhanks Pretty cool giving the press the espresso machine.
— Chris Mathers (@SavannahSaint) March 2, 2017
Thanks @tomhanks-very kind of you to send a new espresso machine to the White House press corps. We appreciated the other ones-nice upgrade! pic.twitter.com/2Ne2c2Rd96
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) March 2, 2017
Thanks @tomhanks pic.twitter.com/Pb3OIJgmWh
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) March 2, 2017
The White House press corps is grateful for the new espresso machine from @tomhanks pic.twitter.com/cS87jx94p3
— Jordyn Phelps (@JordynPhelps) March 2, 2017
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