‘Red-Orange Headed’ Turkey Named Trump to Be Spared From NY Supper Table

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In the run-up to an annual ritual that elicits the least-amusing jokes of the holiday season, President Donald Trump on Tuesday will welcome two full-grown turkeys to the White House and is soliciting public comment as to which of the animals should receive the traditional Thanksgiving pardon.

Meanwhile, in New York state, the pardoner-in-chief is himself being pardoned. Or at least a turkey bearing his name is being pardoned, according to a report in The Hill.

Just as the White House does, the Milleridge Inn on Long Island has been pardoning turkeys at Thanksgiving for years. This year’s lucky bird, a “red-orange headed one,” shares the president’s June 14 birthday. He will live out his days at a turkey farm in Virginia not far from the White House. 

“Trump will be spared from getting his head chopped off and from any impeachment process as he is loved by everyone,” the inn’s owner, Butch Yamali, said in a statement.

Trump supporters see the pardon as a harbinger of happier days ahead.

The official birds in Washington, named Bread and Butter, have been safely ensconced at the Willard Hotel not far from the White House since Sunday. Official photographs released by the White House show the duo living in the lap of luxury and making a mess of their suite.

On Monday, the National Turkey Federation will trot them out for the public to gawk at and the voting will begin on which one Trump will pardon. While only one bird will get the official nod on Tuesday, both will be spared from the supper table and instead live out the rest of their days at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University along with the handful of past recipients who are still flapping.

Given the political zeitgeist at the moment, this year’s futile attempts at turkey-pardon humor have taken on a decidedly political tone.

While the tradition of presidential turkey pardons dates back to the 1940s, it has only been a regular annual ritual since the administration of George H.W. Bush.

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Screwtape
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How childish and typical of the Left. Next thing they’ll squander money better spent on their “causes” to make a giant balloon or idiotic tell-all books.

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