Tom Hanks, true American hero, buys the White House press corps an espresso machine


When Tom Hanks isn’t saving his crew from a fiery death in outer space, a plane filled with people about to go for a swim, or a volleyball from starvation, he’s saving the White House press corps from falling asleep on the job.

That’s why he sent a brand new espresso machine: To make sure the reporters keeping President Donald Trump in check are alert.

Here’s a close-up of the note sent by Hanks.

tom hanks espresso machine white house press corps Photo via Peter Alexander/Twitter

As the Hill points out, this is the third time Hanks has kept the corps caffeinated. He first toured the White House during the George W. Bush administration, and he noticed the press room did not contain a coffee machine. So, he bought one for the scribes. In 2010, he saw the coffee machine hadn’t been maintained to his liking, so he purchased another one, saying, according to ABC News, “You know, you are supposed to clean this after every use.”

Fortunately for the media, they didn’t learn their lesson, and now, Hanks, the true American hero, has had to save the day yet again.

H/T Vulture

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.