Trump will pardon turkeys “Bread” and “Butter” prior to Thanksgiving

by Daniel Payne · Nov 25th, 2019 5:26 pm

Fulfilling a regular presidential holiday obligation, President Trump will pardon two turkeys on Tuesday in order to spare the birds from the Thanksgiving chopping block.

The birds, named "Bread" and "Butter," will receive the presidential dispensation Tuesday morning after traveling to Washington, D.C., from North Carolina where they were raised. Turkeys pardoned by the president are allowed to spend the remainder of their days in peace.

The turkeys are currently residing at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

? The tradition was begun by Republican President George W. Bush in 1989.


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