President Trump joins White House tradition, pardons Thanksgiving turkey

President Trump joins White House tradition, pardons Thanksgiving turkey

The president lovingly stroked Drumstick's rear before pardoning the bird and his friend, Wishbone, outside the White House on Tuesday. There, they'll join Tater and Tot, the turkeys former president Barack Obama pardoned in 2016. "He refused. He was a tough cookie", Trump said. "Tater and Tot, you can rest easy". "Today, I am going to be a much nicer president". It's a cool deal for Minnesota turkey growers, and Carl Wittenburg of Alexandria, Minnesota, Chair of the National Turkey Federation, who's tasked with providing the turkeys that President Trump will pardon.

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The 45-pound birds are officially named "Drumstick" and "Wishbone", but the 4-H team getting them ready for the White House nicknamed the pair "Bow" and "Tie".

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"I'm pleased to report that unlike millions of other turkeys at this time of the year, Drumstick has a very, very bright future ahead of him", Trump said at the pardoning, with first lady Melania and son Barron standing by his side and many extended family members in the audience. Tater and Tot, who Obama ceremoniously dubbed TOTUSes during their pardoning a year ago, also still live at the Virginia university in its "Gobblers Rest" exhibit - a custom built enclosure for the birds. These are incredible people.

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"I'd also like to express my thanks to the wonderful citizens of our country-the people who care for our communities, raise America's children, uphold our laws and our values, and make this unbelievable land into our national home".

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This was President Trump's last event before heading to Mar-a-Lago for the holiday.

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