The White House has an apparent pen shortage because of so many executive orders. Aaron Dickens reports.
Much has been made about the many executive orders President Donald Trump has signed in the month since he took the oath of office. Many of his constituents are thrilled to see the President keep his campaign promises by making change happen and others are concerned about a perceived abuse of executive power.
No matter where you stand on the issue, the power of the pen has been undeniable. So much so that President Trump is running low on those very pens used during the signing ceremony.
According to Fortune, the Trump administration was expecting a shipment of the gold-plated pens by Friday. They are made by A.T. Cross Co. based in Rhode Island, a 170-year-old company that has supplied its fancy-pants pens to many presidents since the Gerald Ford administration. “He absolutely, positively, had to have them by Friday,” Andy Boss, who manages business gift sales for the company, told Fortune. “My guess is he’s running low.”