Ron Klain loves Tab so much that his wife bought him a year's supply of the discontinued soda. But it's already gone.
Ron Klainreally loves Tab.
- Klain's wife bought him a year's supply of the discontinued diet soda. But it's already gone.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Ron Klain, Biden's White House chief of staff, is up at all hours. And he relies on a niche source for his caffeine fix to fuel his work: Tab,
The Post reports that Klain loves Tab so much that his wife, Monica Medina, a high-ranking State Department official, gifted him a year-long supply when
"Tab is gone — it's a problem I've been unable to fix in my first year as chief of staff," Klain told The Post.
Politico's West Wing Playbook previously detailed Klain's decades-long love affair with the soft drink "for beautiful people."
"You quickly learn that TAB brought him a special joy," Moe Vela, who worked with Klain in the Clinton and Obama White Houses, told Politico.
Despite all the Tabaholics, demand for Diet Coke easily surpassed that for Tab in recent years, The New York Times reported. As for Diet Coke fans, former President Donald Trump reportedly loved it so much that he had a button on the Resolute Desk that could quickly summon one to the Oval Office.
"I have gotten more sympathy emails and texts about this story than the many times that Trump or Pence have attacked me. And honestly, this is definitely a harder blow," Klain wrote on Twitter in October when Coca-Cola announced it would discontinue Tab.
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