The White House press corps won’t need to worry about staying caffeinated covering the new administration thanks to a new espresso machine gifted by Tom Hanks yesterday.
Hanks surprised the press corps for the third time in 13 years with an espresso machine and added a note encouraging the journalists to continue their work. “Keep up the good fight for the truth, justice and the American way,” Hanks wrote in a note accompanying the gift. “Especially for the Truth part.”
Hanks first sent the press corps an espresso machine in 2004, when he and his family were visiting the White House. The actor was apparently surprised to find working journalists in the press area without a simple coffee pot and had an espresso machine delivered a short time later.
The actor replaced that machine for the “poor slobs of the Fourth Estate” in March 2010 after noticing the machine looked run down during a stop at the White House.