Just days after President Trump declares war on the press calling the media "the enemy of the people" and canceling his appearance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the White House press corps received an espresso machine and a hand typed note from one of America's most beloved actors: Tom Hanks. The note reads:
Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, especially the truth part
Why the espresso maker though?
Turns out it isn't the first time that Hanks has sent a coffee maker to the White House scribes.
During his visit in 2004 Hanks was very surprised to hear that the press corps didn't even have a working coffee maker, so he made sure that he sent an espresso machine. When he returned again in 2010 he even made sure to check on it.
“You know you are supposed to clean this after every use,” Hanks joked, per CNN. “You are supposed to wipe that off. Look at the buildup there!”
Before leaving, the Academy Award winner promised to replace the six-year-old machine.
A few days later, a new, upgraded model arrived.