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US actor Tom Hanks gave White House journalists a new espresso machine Thursday, calling their caffeine-addled plight to cover the news a fight for “truth, justice, and the American way.” The actor’s gift comes amid President Donald Trump’s feud with the US media, which he frequently blasts with insults and accuses of bias. Hanks has...

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 3, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Mar 3, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Honorary Co-Chair Tom Hanks attends WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" presented by Saks Fifth Avenue at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.   Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP

US actor Tom Hanks gave White House journalists a new espresso machine Thursday, calling their caffeine-addled plight to cover the news a fight for “truth, justice, and the American way.”

The actor’s gift comes amid President Donald Trump’s feud with the US media, which he frequently blasts with insults and accuses of bias.

Hanks has previously brought the White House press corps espresso machines — once under George W. Bush when the actor learned the journalists had no such apparatus and again in 2010 under Barack Obama when he learned the first had worn out.

A new expresso machine, gifted to the White House Press Corps by actor Tom Hanks, is set up in the kitchen area of the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on March 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

But this time, he left the press corps with a special note of encouragement including an illustration at the top of American troops soldiering on.

“To the White House Press Corps,” the note said. “Keep up the good fight for truth, justice, and the American way. Especially for the truth part.”

Since his campaign days, Trump has repeatedly slammed the media, calling it “dishonest” and accusing major news outlets of fabricating sources and stories, while branding journalists “the enemy of the people.”   – AFP

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