On Tuesday, November 20, President Trump attended the annual turkey pardon ceremony at the White House. Each year, two turkeys are pardoned just before Thanksgiving. This year, Peas and Carrots were the lucky recipients.
During the ceremony, President Trump made a speech. He began his speech by talking about the two turkeys and where they came from. He said that they came from a group of 50 turkeys called the Presidential Flock. He then noted that after the ceremony, Peas and Carrots will spend the rest of their days at Gobbler's Rest at Virginia Tech.
However, President Trump then made a joke, noting that while Peas and Carrots will be sent to “Gobbler’s Rest” after their pardon, they might not find too much rest.
He said, “However, it won’t be entirely a rest. Even though Peas and Carrots have received a Presidential pardon, I have warned them that House Democrats are likely to issue them both subpoenas.”
He continued, “Nonetheless in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will be issuing both Peas and Carrots a Presidential Pardon. Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee that your pardons won’t be enjoined by the ninth circuit. Always happens."
After everyone laughed, President Trump became more serious.
He said, “All joking aside, this is a time for Americans to unite together in a spirit of love, understanding, unity, and joy as one very proud American family. Our nation is doing well. We are now at the beginning of a national period of Thanksgiving. And as we pause to give thanks for all of the blessings that we’ve been bestowed- it really has been blessing after blessing after blessing- we’re all very thankful."
He continued, "And we also pray for those in need, especially those impacted by the devastating wildfires in California where I just came back from. I’ve never seen anything like it...probably nobody has. All American hearts are joined with theirs. We give thanks for the family friends, neighbors and loved ones who enrich our lives, lift our spirits, and fill our days with joy. And we give thanks to God, who continues to shed his almighty grace upon this magnificent land that we all love very much."
He concluded, "We are truly blessed to be Americans. This is an incredible time for our country. Prosperity is soaring all across our land. We are especially thankful for the men and women who protect our families and who protect our flag. As we gather together this week with those we love, we share our gratitude to all of those who spend this holiday very, very far from home serving in our military overseas. We send our eternal gratitude to the heroes who keep America safe strong proud prosperous and free. And we ask God to always watch over these incredible, brave Americans as they faithfully defend our nation and as they defend our home."
"Now it’s time to grant Peas and Carrots the pardon they’ve been waiting for. They are extremely lucky birds," President Trump concluded, as he walked over to Peas to grant his official pardon.
What do you think about President Trump's jab at Democrats, and about the more serious section of his speech? Let us know your thoughts! In other recent news, the coat that Melania wore at the ceremony has the Internet in an uproar for one hilarious reason.