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