WASHINGTON D.C. – President Donald Trump continued the long-standing tradition and pardoned two turkeys on November 21.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 16, 2017
Drumstick and Wishbone will join President Obama’s pardoned turkeys Tater and Tot at Gobbler’s Rest.
Today, we continued a wonderful American Tradition at the White House. Drumstick and Wishbone will live out their days in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at Gobbler’s Rest… pic.twitter.com/fsS8B8f5UR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2017
During the ceremony, President Trump commented on the fact that he has been trying to undo his former predecessors executive actions. However, he was informed that he cannot reverse Obama’s most recent pardon of Tater and Tot so they “can rest easy.”
Trump jokes that he attempted to revoke Obama’s pardons of turkeys Tater and Tot pic.twitter.com/Dt7pYoPrWh
— POLITICO (@politico) November 21, 2017
President Trump was joined by First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 21, 2017
The White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters posted a poll so Americans were able to cast their vote to decide who should be kept off the chopping block: Drumstick or Wishbone. “Tall and proud” Drumstick won.
Welcome to Washington, D.C., Drumstick and Wish Bone!
— Lindsay Walters (@LWalters45) November 20, 2017