Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

President Donald Trump has pardoned Peas, the 2018 White House Thanksgiving Turkey. This year's turkeys, Peas and Carrots, will be headed toward Virginia Tech where they will be watched over by poultry science students. "I've never seen such a handsome turkey", Trump said. Peas became the National Thanksgiving Turkey while Carrots was chosen as the alternate.

Prior to the pardon, President Trump joked about the "fair and open election" that selected the two turkeys, and warned that that even though they were about to be pardoned, "House democrats are likely to issue them both subpoenas". Peas loves ice fishing, Brad Paisley and watching planes go by.

Mr. Trump joked that despite the pardon, Democrats could still subpoena the birds and the pardon could be blocked by the liberal-leaning US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. "This was a fair election", Trump said. "I've never seen such a handsome turkey", Trump said as he marked the occasion on Tuesday, working in a joke about Carrots contesting the result.

"Unfortunately, I can't guarantee that your pardons won't be enjoined by the 9th Circuit - always happens".

Mr Trump was travelling to his Florida estate later on Tuesday to spend the Thanksgiving public holiday with family. "I've never seen such a handsome turkey".

At the conclusion of his remarks, Trump took the short walk to a table positioned near his podium and uttered these words with his right arm high in the air: "Peas, I hereby grant you a full pardon".

"However, I have been informed by the White House counsel's office that Tater and Tot's pardons can not, under any circumstances, be revoked".

The two South Dakota birds, named Peas and Carrots, will be pardoned during the 71st annual national Thanksgiving turkey ceremony.

Trump then said, "All joking aside".

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