Tom Hanks keeps the White House press corps caffeinated

The White House press corps arrived to work on Thursday to find that actor Tom Hanks had sent them a shiny new espresso machine.

His present included a note that plays off a Superman catchphrase: "To the White House Press Corps: Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially the Truth Part."

Giving the press corps coffee machines has become something of a tradition for the actor.

Back in 2004, he stopped by the White House press room and found journalists drinking coffee from a vending machine, per the Los Angeles Times.

Hanks took matters into his own hands and got them an espresso machine, saying he hoped it would make "the 24-hour news cycle a bit more pleasant."

He swung by again in 2010, and, after seeing the machine's dirty coffee filter, sent along a new machine for those "poor slobs." 

Thanks, T. Hanks.

USA Today


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