President-ing Is So Hard That Trump Needed a Special Red Button on the Oval Office Desk for On Demand Coke

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts with HHS Secretary Tom Price (L) and Vice President Mike Pence (R) after Republicans abruptly pulled their health care bill from the House floor, in the Oval Office of  the White House on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. In a big setback to the agenda of President Donald Trump and the Speaker, Ryan cancelled a vote for the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also called 'Obamacare.' (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

President-ing Is So Hard That Trump Needed a Special Red Button on the Oval Office Desk for On Demand Coke

Here's what the leader of the free world had to say about the unexpected challenges of his new job.

Published April 28, 2017

In a recent interview with Reuters, Donald Trump admitted that his new job as president is much harder than he anticipated. 

"I loved my previous life, I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters. "I actually think this is more work than my previous life, I thought this would be easier.

"I am a details-oriented person... but I do miss my old life. I like to work — so that's not a problem — but this is actually more work."

A million jokes could be made about how the president underestimated how hard "presidenting" would be, yet no joke quite matches up to the one tool Trump uses to make his job a little easier.

A Coke button. 

  1. In an interview with the Associated Press, Trump pointed to a little red button on his desk that is used to summon a butler with an ice-cold Coca-Cola

    During the interview with AP, Trump interrupted a conversation about Chinese President Xi to offer Julia Pace a Coke.

    From the AP transcript:

    TRUMP: But things change. There has to be flexibility. Let me give you an example. President Xi, we have a, like, a really great relationship. For me to call him a currency manipulator and then say, “By the way, I’d like you to solve the North Korean problem,” doesn’t work. So you have to have a certain flexibility, Number One. Number Two, from the time I took office till now, you know, it’s a very exact thing. It’s not like generalities. Do you want a Coke or anything?

    AP: I’m OK, thank you. No. ...

    TRUMP: But President Xi, from the time I took office, he has not, they have not been currency manipulators...

    Later on, she witnessed him use the tiny red button, and just a moment later, a Coke appeared on his desk. 

    "With the push of a red button placed on the Resolute Desk that presidents have used for decades, a White House butler soon arrived with a Coke for the president," the AP reported.

  2. In Fact, the president has demonstrated a strong liking for coke in the past
  3. Based on the president's past tweets, that button will never be intended for Diet Coke
  4. When the associated press revealed the red button on Trump's desk was for Coke, people on Twitter delivered their best jokes

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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