Diet coke button
How did a mere red button cause such a whirlwind?
Chances are that this article is going to be read for two possible reasons; readers have been hearing about the diet coke button in the Oval office. They can’t seem to fathom what it’s about, or they’ve seen so many articles about it. If you are willing to take this one as an addition, then you’ve made the right decision. Either way, the phrase “diet coke button” may not be new to you. President Joe Biden had his inauguration on Wednesday, 20th January 2021. Whoa, typing that felt so good even though I’m not American.
Anyway, the President was inaugurated and assumed office immediately to the joy of most American citizens. His excellency has been up to a few things which included signing some executive orders and directives, but what people can’t seem to stop talking about aside from his doings would be the doing in the oval office that was not his.
His arrival ushered in the redecoration of the Oval Office, with some things abolished to make him feel more comfortable and welcome. Part of the abolished things would include the red diet coke button which was infamous during former President Trump’s era.The diet coke button was first brought into the limelight in 2017(At least that’s when I first caught wind of it) when journalist Julie Pace wrote about her encounter with the button which was carefully installed on the Resolute desk, how he had randomly pressed it and a butler came up a few moments later with bottles of diet coke. According to her, him randomly pressing that button had brought some sort of fright to his guests and made them look at one another with raised eyebrows.
British Journalist Tom Newton Dunn attested to this as well, thereby making a Twitter post talking about being fascinated by what the little red button did back in 2019 during his joint interview alongside Tom Shipman with the then President. “Eventually Trump pressed it, and a butler swiftly brought in a Diet coke on a silver platter. It’s gone now” the broadcaster tweeted.
It is almost unclear why the legendary button was withdrawn, but it is, however, important to note that it wasn’t President Trump who brought about the object in question. Previous presidents have allegedly been making use of it to summon their aides when they needed something. Former President Trump just put a spin on it.
How? By converting it to a button that guaranteed a serving of coke once pressed. Who knows? This could probably lead to a very interesting edition of the acclaimed cola wars. We could also be hopeful that the red button makes a comeback; maybe not as the diet coke button, but at least as a button.