White House turkey pardon

President Trump spares turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone during the annual Thanksgiving presidential turkey pardon. ABC's Katherine Faulders reports.
1:57 | 11/22/17

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Aren't straight to the White House where president round. Make some headlines with holiday tradition to it is better constituents are now part it here's ABC's captured others. Good morning Diane in tennis from put his presidential pardon power to work on Tuesday staring too lucky turkeys which spanning drumstick from the Thanksgiving table this here. All thanks to an annual presidential Turkey pardon. There were some questions as well precedent for what could the tradition. Of quite. Elliott finding a chance to crack a joke that former President Obama as many of you now. I have been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor. However. I have been informed by the White House Counsel's Office. Spectator and Todd spartans tend not under any circumstances. Be revoked. So we're not gonna revoke. Said caterer and you can rest easy. The 47 pound drum stick was named when he seventeens national Thanksgiving Turkey beating which spent in an online poll sixty to 40%. Therefore receiving the official Turkey pardon but his kick which spends spared as well. And the two will join parents hot add goblins rest on the campus of Virginia tech university. Oh drumstick I think he's going to be very happy. I'm police are a part. That unlike millions of other turkeys at this time of the year drumstick has a very very bright future ahead of him. This is a White House event steeped in history and tradition president George H. W. Bush was the first president to Italy pardoned that Thanksgiving Turkey. But these stories of spared bird state park to president and who possibly provided the inspiration for at all that and Kenneth. Catapult us for a Cindy saying economy do hunger right and we why do we have to pardon those two birds. Simpson.

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