Tom Hanks sends a coffee maker to the White House press room

Tom Hanks.
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Tom Hanks.

The new coffee machine that Tom Hanks sent to White House reporters will probably come in handy, now that it appears reporters in D.C. don’t sleep a lot these days.

The note that came with the gift said:

“To the White House Press Corps, Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially the Truth part. Tom Hanks.” There was also an illustration of “fresh, spirited American troops,” which is apparently a cartoon by Bill Mauldin, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist.


Hanks originally gave a coffee maker to the press corps in 2004, after he found that there was no coffee machine in the press room. He replaced that one in 2010, when he said it was looking tattered

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according to ABC News.

“You know, you are supposed to clean this after every use,” Hanks remarked to reporters in 2010.

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