On Joe Biden's first full day as President of the United States, he welcomed reporters into the Oval Office to photograph him signing several executive orders behind the Resolute Desk.
One thing the journalists quickly noted was Biden had removed Trump's "Diet Coke button," which he pressed to have a fresh can of Diet Coke swiftly delivered by a butler to the Oval Office at any time.
President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button. When @ShippersUnbound and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we… https://t.co/d1Qdqa1Eqo— Tom Newton Dunn (@Tom Newton Dunn) 1611244691.0
This revelation made many Americans stop in their tracks.
Donald Trump had a "Diet Coke button?"
I would've paid so much money to get to be in the room for the conversation that I imagine went like: BIDEN: ok wh… https://t.co/kEItcSlIsK— Emmy Bengtson (@Emmy Bengtson) 1611252703.0
this is not the change we voted for if you elect me president in 2024, there will be a Diet Coke button in every h… https://t.co/5MhWvLNAZw— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans)) 1611257669.0
Biden should've kept this but instead of summoning a Diet Coke the button would call a random Trump family member a… https://t.co/8lkNzoGfiy— shauna (@shauna) 1611258522.0
The New York Times reported President Trump apparently drank about 12 cans of Diet Coke per day.
When you need that many cans of soda, a button might honestly be more convenient for everyone involved.
Or a mini-fridge...
FAMILY GUY WASNT JOKING ABOUT THE "DIET COKE BUTTON"? https://t.co/RvHtwyqWK8— shoopdahoop25 (@shoopdahoop25) 1611255545.0
All of us finding out Family Guy’s trump diet coke button joke was actually real https://t.co/0umXYhk3LP— Pizza Dad (@Pizza Dad) 1611256930.0
Biden getting rid of the Diet Coke button in the oval office shows that he has zero interest in "reaching out" or "healing division"— Will 🦥 Menaker (@Will 🦥 Menaker) 1611259078.0
Twitter, of course, immediately responded to the revelation with an onslaught of jokes.
would like to go on record as pro diet coke button— Charlie Warzel (@Charlie Warzel) 1611256344.0
if i'm honest, i probz would have kept the diet coke button— Lara Cohen 💅🏼 (@Lara Cohen 💅🏼) 1611263460.0
sorry if this offends but i'd keep the diet coke button https://t.co/cb622QfUMG— yuuko from nichijou (@yuuko from nichijou) 1611255925.0
There were some online who felt the button may have been Trump's most worthwhile contribution to the presidency.
Diet Coke button? There’s room under that resolute desk for a mini fridge so long as no little Kennedys are still hiding under there— Jon Lovett (@Jon Lovett) 1611254769.0
Overheard at Mar-a-Lago this morning: Get your own damn Diet Coke.— Just Bill (@Just Bill) 1611240048.0
TRUMP'S LETTER TO BIDEN LEFT IN THE DESK: "Joe: The Red Button Is for BigMac and Fries; Yellow Button Is For Diet… https://t.co/SUPznAcrNn— Jeff Greenfield (@Jeff Greenfield) 1611016368.0
Could Biden have made a mistake by removing the button?
What if he needs a Diet Coke ASAP?
Good on Biden for replacing the Diet Coke button with a Freestyle https://t.co/PcjFlGcO1P https://t.co/cqkvUjHL4I— Alex Zalben (@Alex Zalben) 1611254628.0
"biden has removed the diet coke button" all of us: there was a diet coke button...............? https://t.co/KpqTusaEhw— 💀filet-o-fish libra💀 (@💀filet-o-fish libra💀) 1611256556.0
It seems President Joe Biden's Oval Office setup may be a little more in keeping with prior occupants than President Trump's, which is probably what most people expected when voting for him.