Trump jokes about killing Obama's Thanksgiving turkeys

Trump jokes about killing Obama's Thanksgiving turkeys

Kerry Wise
November 23, 2017

Mr Trump praised the turkey he was pardoning, Drumstick, as a "big bird" and played up its hopes for the years to come.

"It was 70 years ago that the National Turkey Federation first presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey to President Harry Truman-who, I might add, did not grant the pardon".

One of the more surreal yet presumably easier official duties of the President of the United States is the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon.

A pair of turkeys have a lot to be thankful for this year.

The president and first lady Melania Trump were accompanied by the president's youngest son, Barron. However, I have been informed by the White House councils office that Tater and Tot pardons can not under any circumstances be revoked'.

"As many of you know I have been very active in overturning a number of actions" by his predecessor, Trump said in the White House Rose Garden.

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkey
Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkey Credit REUTERS

President Trump using his pardoning power.

"Please stand what a great job you've done", Trump said. There they will join Tater and Tot, the two turkeys pardoned a year ago by President Obama.

And just for background here are some of Drumstick and Wishbone's vitals.

Following a short speech in which he thanked service members, police and emergency workers, Trump walked over to a table on which Drumstick had been placed.

The turkeys, however, will head to a farm in Virginia to spend the rest of their turkey days.

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