Trump Pardons Turkey Before Thanksgiving

posted by Dave DeVille - 

President Trump has granted a pardon to Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone. He was joined in the ceremony by his son, Barron, and First Lady Melania Trump. In a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump upheld a 70-year White House tradition.

Drumstick and Wishbone were raised in western Minnesota, and with the pardon, the lucky birds will live out their natural lives at the Gobbler's Rest Research Center at Virginia Tech. The President said Drumstick and Wishbone have very bright futures ahead of them – and offered a few words of consolation to Tater and Tot, the gobblers pardoned by President Obama in 2016.

“As many of you know, I have been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor,” he quipped. “However, I have been informed by the White House Counsel’s Office that Tater and Tot’s pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked. So we're not going to revoke them. So, Tater and Tot, you can rest easy.”

Source: White House

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