President Donald Trump Leads Turkey Pardoning At White House

Turkeys in their Willard Intercontinental hotel room. Credit Whte House on Instagram

- In a tradition we might have trouble explaining to foreigners, every November the President of the United States pardons a turkey.

Trump added: 'As many of you know, I have been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor.

"So Tater and Tot, you can rest easy", the President said.

President Trump was joined by First Lady Melania and their son Barron, as he pardoned Drumstick.

Drumstick will be presented to U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, when he will ceremoniously "pardon" the turkey.

Trump was headed to his Florida estate later Tuesday for Thanksgiving.

Читайте также: North Korea rules out nuke negotiations

'I'm pleased to report that unlike millions of turkeys at this time of year, Drumstick has a very bright future ahead of him'.

The recipients will be Wishbone and Drumstick, two roughly 40-pound turkeys, who were selected by the National Turkey Federation to be spared from the Thanksgiving Day feast this Thursday.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A good presidential turkey is stuffed with showmanship.

Trump's first turkey pardon marks the 70th year the National Turkey Federation has presented the President with a Turkey. It faded under Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, but George H.W. Bush brought it back in 1989.

The turkey pardon tradition began during the Harry Truman administration. But just as today, only one bird is honored at the annual ceremony.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related News:

  • Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

    Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

    His career took off in 1956 after Webb Pierce recorded "I'm exhausted ", which Tillis wrote. Mel Tillis was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
    How effective is the

    How effective is the "Great American Smokeout" in helping people quit smoking?

    The Great American Smokeout challenges smokers to take the first step by quitting for the day or making a plan to quit for good. Don't smoke? You can still participate in The Great American Smokeout by encouraging your loved ones to kick the habit.
    Congressman Cohen Derails Sessions Russia Hearing To Ask About Weed

    Congressman Cohen Derails Sessions Russia Hearing To Ask About Weed

    News reports then emerged showing that Sessions had himself met Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak at least twice in 2016. But in this case Franken asked a straightforward question and the response Sessions gave was misleading, Gershman said.
  • NASA says another Earth-sized planet has been discovered 'in habitable zone'

    NASA says another Earth-sized planet has been discovered 'in habitable zone'

    When Méndez's team looked at the results, they saw something peculiar: some odd , semi-repeating signals coming from Ross 128. Just being in the habitable zone, however, doesn't guarantee Ross 128 b is actually habitable.
    IHeartMedia presents The IHeartRadio Reputation Album Release Party with Taylor Swift

    IHeartMedia presents The IHeartRadio Reputation Album Release Party with Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift is fighting back after Kanye West and Kim Kardashian outed her as a corny liar on Twitter a year ago . Of course in the time between albums, Swift has also gained infamy for being petty as fuck.

    Apple is reportedly ditching the home button for its 2018 iPad

    This would especially be beneficial for the larger iPad Pro which has the same design as the first-gen model from 2015. It appears making these panels at scale for a much bigger device is too much of a technical and financial hassle.
  • Aston Martin reveals F1-rivalling track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro

    Aston Martin reveals F1-rivalling track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro

    This includes time in the simulator and professional on-track tuition, plus programmes to improve their physical fitness. The Valkyrie AMR Pro also gets Formula One-inspired carbon brakes to bring its insane speeds to a halt.
    J&K Police Reiterates Its Offer For Local Militants to Surrender During Encounter

    J&K Police Reiterates Its Offer For Local Militants to Surrender During Encounter

    However, the police chief hoped that the arrests of the three militants would likely have an impact on the militancy. He said Army will calibrate on application of force during the encounters and post encounter situations.

    Apple to launch AR headset in 2020

    The development timeline is now described as "aggressive" with plans to ship the product in 2020, while having it ready for 2019. Apple's AR team, under the umbrella code name of "T288", is working on many hardware and software projects, notes Bloomberg .
  • SC  women's basketball team declines invitation to the White House

    SC women's basketball team declines invitation to the White House

    SC has a game on Sunday, with a practice scheduled for Friday. "I'm here concentrating on my team and getting better". A writer by day and a reader by night, and if you say the words "free" and "food" together I'm there.
    Woman accuses Moore of sexually assaulting her at 16

    Woman accuses Moore of sexually assaulting her at 16

    In a statement, Nelson said that Moore attacked her in his vehicle after offering her a ride home. The other women said that their encounters with Roy Moore did not progress past kissing.
    'I would NEVER' call Rocket Man Kim Jong Un 'short and fat'

    'I would NEVER' call Rocket Man Kim Jong Un 'short and fat'

    On Saturday Night Live, "Weekend Update" host Michael Che couldn't help but tackle the most-talked-about tweet of the night.


Most liked

Lebanon's Hariri leaves Cairo for Lebanon - Egypt airport sources
The Saudi-owned, pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat alluded to French and Egyptian efforts in a front-page report on Tuesday. On Saturday, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's supreme leader, said Macron should stay out of its affairs.

'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Release Date Revealed For iOS, Android
However, we now have an official confirmation from Nintendo that the game will see a global launch on November 22nd. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a game in which you build a cozy camp life with friends and your favorite animals.

Alibaba Ups the Ante in New Retail With Fresh Investments
SURRY has 450 hypermarkets across China , operating under its RT-Mart and Auchan brands. The latest deal will provide Sun Art with an access to Alibaba's digital ecosystem.

Arabs prepare for Iran Security Council face-off
Mr Aoun said he would not accept Mr Hariri's resignation until it is delivered in person amid calls for his speedy return. After French intervention, Hariri flew to France and met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Saturday.

Pentagon releases sexual assault data by base, adds caution
The new numbers from the fiscal year 2016 show the number of sex assault reports has almost tripled at Fort Carson since 2013. To report an incident as a restricted report means to report without referral for criminal investigation or to commanders.

Trump attacks Hillary Clinton after comments on alleged sexual abuse
Trump's attack comes after Clinton slammed him for not taking responsibility for sexual assault allegations made against him. Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time.

Danica Patrick to drive in 2018 Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, then retire
Patrick admitted that coming into the 2017 season, she faced something she never had to face before - sponsorship woes. The AP reported her likely Indianapolis 500 team will be Chip Ganassi Racing and the race will be her last one.

LiAngelo Ball & Two UCLA Teammates Touch Down In The States
The trio remains in China , even as the rest of the UCLA men's basketball team traveled back to the United States on Saturday. Since the matter did not occur on the court, it would be up to UCLA whether the players will be punished, Scott said.

High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: USA guidelines
WECT's Ben Smart is interviewing two cardiologists today to understand what these new heart health guidelines mean for you. High blood pressure is caused when the force of blood pushing against vessel walls is too high.

Keurig Pulls Ads From Sean Hannity's Program for A Major Reason
Hannity's online supporters fought back in numbers against the advertisers - even, in some cases, destroying their coffee makers. Three other women said he dated or asked them out on dates when they were teens and he was in his early 30s.

14 feared drowned in Andhra Pradesh boat mishap
According to PTI , the police said that over 17 others are feared dead, but their bodies are yet to be recovered. At least 14 people were killed after a boat capsized in Krishna district's Ibrahimpatnam Mandal, ANI reported.

President Moon heads to Vietnam, bilateral summit with China's Xi Jinping
The two leaders met on the sidelines of the two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit that began the previous day. By agreeing on Moon's visit to Beijing in December, the first step is now seen as having been achieved.

China sales: Alibaba takes £2bn in minutes on Singles' Day
But environmentalists accuse Alibaba and other e-tailers of fuelling a culture of excessive consumption and mountains of waste. Just a little past halfway through the day Alibaba crossed last year's GMV (gross merchandise value) of $17.7 billion.

Bahrain warns citizens against travel to Lebanon
A lot of chatter involved Israel. "Putting together a coalition that served Hezbollah's interest in governance legitimized it". Riyadh, however, linked the attack to Hezbollah and Iran, saying the Lebanese group was behind the missile launch.

Doctor Who: First look at Jodie Whittaker in character
The stripe across her shirt instantly makes me think of Colin Baker's 6th Doctor coat and Tom Baker's 4th Doctor scarf. Now, the first official photo of Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who and her brand new outfit have officially been revealed.