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Wishbone and Drumstick Must Strut Stuff to Receive Presidential Pardon

23 November 2017

"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.

I get it. It's a tradition 70-years strong to pardon a couple of Presidential turkeys before Thanksgiving. "Tater and Tot, you can rest easy".

The White House confirmed to The Hill that the two birds will be staying in the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, where rooms reportedly can cost between $200 to $3,500 per night. "He was a tough cookie".

Presidents like George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama have all participated in the annual tradition.

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President Donald Trump is joined by girls from the Draper County, Minn., 4-H chapter (R), and First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron, during the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon in the Rose Garden in Washington on November 21, 2017.

MSNBC host Craig Melvin predicted shortly before the pardoning ceremony that reporters may shout out political questions at the event, such as Trump's stance allegations that GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in the past pursued relationships and sexual encounters with underage girls. "So, thank you", he said.

Trump will depart the White House this afternoon to spend Thanksgiving in Florida.

A single lucky bird is spared the slaughterhouse and instead lives out the rest of its days in "Gobbler's Rest", a retirement home packed full with whatever it is that elderly turkeys require on a day-to-day basis.

Wishbone and Drumstick Must Strut Stuff to Receive Presidential Pardon