President Obama's Thanksgiving Turkey Pardons Through the Years

President Obama tells dad jokes during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon.
2:53 | 11/22/16

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But today I'm pleased to announce that thanks to the interventions of William sought. Because I was plant and they eat this sucker. I might just trusty assistants are. We'll have sizable war one of the most important there is that I carry out as. Yeah but what. And for the first time in history these two turkeys were raised by a four students from nearby will mar high school students expose them. The loud noises and flash bulbs so that they be ready to face the white house press core they also received the most important. Part of their media training which involve learning how to. Gobble without. Really saying it. Here mr. lucky birds will be swept up in a whirlwind of fame and fortune. That will ultimately. Lead them to Mount Vernon where they will spend her twilight years the story. All we're more. Eighty turkeys on jobs farm competed. For the chance to make it to the White House and stay off Thanksgiving table. It was quite literally the hundred. And after weeks of vocal practice and prepping for the cameras. The two attributes formal problem went head to head together for. America is both top job or. Proving that even a Turkey with a funny name. And find a place in politics today I'm taking. An action fully within my legal authority. To spare the lives. Two turkeys. And she's. Terrible and it is hard to believe this is my seventh your apartment Turkey. Time flies. Even if turkeys don't. I'm gonna publicly thank. Malia and Sasha. For once again. Standing there with a man. During the Turkey barn that they do this always. Because it makes me feel.

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