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Joe Biden Got Rid Of Trump's "Diet Coke Button," And People Are Just Finding Out That It Even Existed

Yes, the Diet Coke button was real. And now it's gone.

Today is Joe Biden's first full day as America's 46th president, and among his first orders of business at the resolute desk was getting rid of the button Trump pushed whenever he wanted Diet Coke.

Joe Biden sitting at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office after his swearing-in ceremony
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Yes, this is actually 1,000% real: When Donald Trump was president, he had a red button placed on the Oval Office's iconic desk. When he pushed it, a White House staffer would bring him a fresh can of Diet Coke. The New York Times reported that Trump would drink about 12 cans of Diet Coke each day.

An arrow pointing to the Diet Coke button
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Tom Newton Dunn, a commentator for Times Radio who has interviewed Trump inside the Oval Office, was the first to notice that the button was gone.

President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button. When @ShippersUnbound and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we became fascinated by what the little red button did. Eventually Trump pressed it, and a butler swiftly brought in a Diet Coke on a silver platter. It's gone now.

"President Biden has removed the Diet Coke button. When [Tim Shipman] and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we became fascinated by what the little red button did," Dunn shared on Twitter.

The red button inlayed in wood laid next to two landline phones
@tnewtondunn / Via Twitter: @tnewtondunn

"Eventually Trump pressed it, and a butler swiftly brought in a Diet Coke on a silver platter. It's gone now."

Trump on the phone with a tall glass of Diet Coke on his desk next to stacks of papers
Mandel Ngan / Getty Images

And indeed, in photos released today of Joe Biden at the resolute desk, the button is nowhere to be found.

Jim Watson / Getty Images

People on Twitter have lots of jokes about the button's removal:

I would've paid so much money to get to be in the room for the conversation that I imagine went like: BIDEN: ok what's next STAFFER: setting up the Oval. Photos are all done. Do you want to keep the Diet Coke button? BIDEN: STAFFER: BIDEN: the what in god's name button https://t.co/cDhkmqzjr5

Twitter: @EmmyA2

Biden getting rid of the Diet Coke button in the oval office shows that he has zero interest in "reaching out" or "healing division"

Twitter: @willmenaker

Good on Biden for replacing the Diet Coke button with a Freestyle https://t.co/PcjFlGcO1P

Twitter: @azalben

Some people were shocked to find out that the Diet Coke button existed at all:

I'M GONNA FUCKING BLACK OUT, WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN HE HAD A DIET COKE BUTTON?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! HELLO?!?!?!?!?!

Twitter: @TheCalamityCarl

"biden has removed the diet coke button" all of us: there was a diet coke button...............?

Twitter: @harpybones

And others thought the Diet Coke button was just a joke on Family Guy — but nope, it was very real:

FAMILY GUY WASNT JOKING ABOUT THE "DIET COKE BUTTON"?

Twitter: @shoopdahoop25

All of us finding out Family Guy’s trump diet coke button joke was actually real

Twitter: @Pizza__Dad

Some people boldly came forward as fans of the infamous button:

if i'm honest, i probz would have kept the diet coke button

would like to go on record as pro diet coke button

Twitter: @cwarzel

sorry if this offends but i'd keep the diet coke button https://t.co/cb622QfUMG

Twitter: @headfallsoff

In conclusion:

Overheard at Mar-a-Lago this morning: Get your own damn Diet Coke.

RIP, Diet Coke button. We hardly knew you.

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