If you have ever been to the Oval Office in the White House, you might have noticed there is a wooden box on the desk with a tiny Red Button on top. It is there for a reason you might never have guessed. President Donald Trump, like presidents before him, have used the tiny red button on his desk for a special reason. In spite of what you have seen in the movies, the tiny red button is not to summon a nuclear attack. The tiny red box is there for another reason, and the reason varied with each president.

Tiny red button

The tiny red button red button on President Donald Trump's desk in the Oval Office is used to summon a butler at any time.

When the butler hears the buzzer, he takes him a Coca-Cola, according to some of Trump's interviews.

When new presidents come on board, they usually change things in the Oval Office for their personal taste since they will spend a lot of hours there during their terms. As soon as Trump was elected, he removed the deep red drapes that were there during President Barack Obama's two terms. Trump replaced them with gold curtains. However, Trump did not replace the ornate desk that was given to the Oval Office by Queen Victoria in 1880 when Rutherford B. Hayes was president. It is called the "Resolute desk" because it is made from the oak timbers of the British ship H.M.S. Resolute even though people might have thought it is called the Resolute desk because resolutions are made and bills are signed into law at the desk.

Items requested

Presidents have pushed the red button for decades. It hasn't always been used for a butler to come with something on a tray. While people might think President Barack Obama pushed the button for a butler to take him almonds, he used it for another reason since the purpose of the button can be changed. Presidents Barack Obama and George W.

Bush used the button to call emergency meetings of top staffers during their administrations.

Don't blame Trump for the red button being in the Oval Office. The red button on top of the wooden box was installed during President Lyndon Baines Johnson's administration in the 1960s. Apparently, the button could be used to receive calls as well.

Whether it is a joke or not, it has been said that Johnson had it installed so the Secret Service could warn him when his wife was on the way.

If President Ronald Reagan had summoned a butler it would have been for jelly beans. He always had jelly beans in the Oval Office and on Air Force One. George H.W. Bush would have requested pork rinds. His son, George W. Bush, would have wanted pretzels. Bill Clinton would have had to wait for his snack to be prepared or delivered from McDonald's because his guilty pleasure was a Big Mac.

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