It's worth pointing out that this may or may not be a free Coke. The First Family does not have to pay for rent in the White House, but that doesn't mean that it's entirely a free ride. As former First Lady Laura Bush wrote in her book Spoken from the Heart, "The presidential room, as it were, is covered, but not the board." It could very well be that Trump pays for the Coke service out of his own pocket -- or it could not; the AP story doesn't clarify this point. President Trump -- who often criticized former President Barack Obama for expenses associated with presidential travel -- has himself cost American taxpayers between an estimated $1 million and $3 million a pop for each trip he takes to his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida.
This begs the question: How much money do American taxpayers spend funding Trump's Coca-Cola habit? Is it zero? Is it thousands of dollars for a massive wholesale supply? We just don't know.
To find out, Thrillist reached out to White House for comment. We'll update this story as soon as we get a reply.