Tom Hanks Explains Press Corps Gift: ‘Those Poor Bastards Need Coffee!’ (VIDEO)

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April 29, 2017 12:15 p.m.

Tom Hanks explained Friday why he gifted the White House press corps with a new coffee maker with a simple reason:

“Those poor bastards need coffee. It’s just as simple as that,” he explained on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

Colbert brought up the gift that went viral, and read Hanks’ note that went along with it that said “Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially for the Truth part.”

While Colbert said that the current state of the presidency is probably “keeping them up” anyway without that coffee, Hanks joked that his gift may be causing another problem for journalists.

“I have the feeling the problem now is a lot of spit coffee on people’s laps,” he said to laughs from the audience.

Watch below via CBS:

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