Trump Holds Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon Ceremony at the White House

Trump Holds Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon Ceremony at the White House

Trump Holds Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon Ceremony at the White House

"The victor of this vote was decided by a fair and open election conducted on the White House website", Trump said at the ceremony in the White House rose garden. "Unfortunately Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount and we're still fighting with Carrots".

"Virginia Tech has deep roots in the turkey industry", said Rami Dalloul, a professor of poultry immunology and health at VT.Dalloul's research group sequenced the turkey genome for the first time in 2010. "This was a fair election", he continued. I will tell you we've come to a conclusion. During the 1970s, two turkeys were shown mercy by a first lady and spared the knife; Patricia Nixon sent the White House's bird to a petting zoo in 1973, and Rosalynn Carter did the same in 1978.

President Trump also joked about the turkeys getting subpoenas from House Democrats.

"Unfortunately, I can't guarantee that your pardons won't be enjoined by the Ninth Circuit", Trump told Peas and Carrots.

The polls are open for Americans to vote for which turkey will be named the National Thanksgiving Turkey and get the official presidential pardon.


Peas, one of the South Dakota-bred turkeys that received a presidential pardon Tuesday, pleaded the Fifth.

The first family will spend the holiday weekend at the president's Mar-a-Lago private club in Palm Beach, Fla.

President Trump joked his way through a pardoning of "Peas" the turkey, suggesting its understudy "Carrots" had asked for a recount.

Trump isn't particularly known for being light-handed with these kinds of events, though it's possible he'll offer some remarks about thankfulness for the nation before the pardoning.

"However, I have been informed by the White House counsel's office that Tater and Tot's pardons can not, under any circumstances, be revoked".

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