Todd Carmichael Completes Tom Hanks’ White House Press Corps Gift
As if we needed another reason to confirm Todd Carmichael’s distinguished greatness, the La Colombe CEO, who’s typically globe-trotting and thinking up plans to revolutionize how we caffeinate, just got political.
Last week, after Tom Hanks sent a new coffee machine to the White House pressroom, Carmichael followed suit by sending a shipment of coffee to the press corps.
Now a bundle of coffee from someone who runs a thriving coffee empire may not seem like a big deal, but in light of the White House’s war on the press, the donation means a lot.
When Hanks sent over his coffee maker, he attached a letter to the press corps that read, “Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially for the Truth part.” And Carmichael sent a written message of his own: “I second Mr. Hank’s note. This coffee should do the trick. Keep fighting for the truth.”
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) March 10, 2017
Carmichael, a Montgomery County resident told the Inquirer, “I realized it’s small gesture but it’s what I do.” Carmichael also told the publication that as a father of four Ethiopian children and with his business partnership with French and Turkish immigrants, he’s especially concerned with Trump’s immigration policies.
“I’m first a citizen, and then I’m a coffee man, but ‘citizen trumps everything for me,” Carmichael said to the Inquirer. “First I do my duties as a citizen, and if I see something that doesn’t reconcile with just basic decency, I need to stand up.”
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