Embattled Us President, Donald Trump, pardoned a couple of turkeys today in the traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon. Drumstick the Turkey was officially saved from the dinner table along with his mate Wishbone in what must be one of the easier duties a president can do.
The tradition of pardoning Turkeys at Thanksgiving was initially started by President George H Bush in 1989, while many can pinpoint the tradition back to Abe Lincoln, who spared the life of the turkey his son befriended.
Trump started the ceremony by getting in a little dig at his predecessor and the previous turkeys he pardoned – Tater and Tot. He said:
”Upon being pardoned Drumstick and his friend Wishbone will live out their days at Gobblers Rest. There they will join Tater and Tot, the two turkeys pardoned last year by President Obama.
“As many of you know, I have been very active in turning over a number of executive actions by my predecessor.
“However, I have been informed by the White House counsel’s office that Tater and Tot’s pardoned cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked.”