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Biden Removes Trump’s Diet Coke Button—and Makes a Few Other Changes to the Oval Office

The White House in Washington DC - official residence of the President of the United States of America.

It’s standard practice for the White House to be redecorated for a new president. Family photos are displayed, presidential portraits are swapped out, and the Oval Office gets a makeover. Here are just a few of the quick changes that President Biden has made to his working quarters at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

1. Bill Clinton’s blue rug is back.

2. Print newspapers: apparently also back.

3. The Diet Coke button, gone. (a button that summons a butler with a Diet Coke did not seem quite real–but its existence is well documented.)

4. An Oval Office portrait of Andrew Jackson was replaced with one of Benjamin Franklin.

5. A bust of Cesar Chavez is now displayed behind the Resolute Desk.


Amy Moeller
Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.