Tom Hanks Leaves Present for White House Press Corps

The actor bought the corps a new espresso machine
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2017 6:20 PM CST
Tom Hanks Leaves Surprise Gift for White House Press Corps
A new espresso machine sits in the break room for the White House press corps courtesy of Tom Hanks.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

America's Dad wants to make sure America's Fourth Estate doesn't run out of steam. Members of the White House press corps arrived in the press area break room Thursday morning to find a brand new espresso machine courtesy of Tom Hanks, the Hill reports. The actor left behind a note reading, “Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially for the Truth Part.” According to Variety, this has actually become a bit of a tradition for Hanks, starting when he was at the White House for a film shoot during the Bush administration. He saw the press corps getting their coffee from a vending machine and bought them their own coffee machine. He later replaced it during the Obama administration when he noticed it was getting a bit rundown while at the White House for a screening of The Pacific. (More Tom Hanks stories.)

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