Yesterday in the Rose Garden, President Donald J. Trump participated in a classic Thanksgiving tradition: the White House turkey pardoning. From the moment online polls opened, Americans began casting their votes online for two very qualified candidates, Peas and Carrots.
With the votes now tallied, by a razor-thin margin, Peas has earned the honor of 2018 National Thanksgiving Turkey!
Along with his runner-up and alternate, Carrots, Peas will move to the “Gobbler’s Rest” exhibit in Blacksburg, Virginia. At Gobbler’s Rest, students and veterinarians within Virginia Tech’s Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences will care for both turkeys, who will soon be available for public visitation.
“As we gather together this week with those we love, we share our gratitude to all of those who spend this holiday very, very far from home, serving in our military overseas,” President Trump said from the Rose Garden. “We send our eternal gratitude to the heroes who keep America safe, strong, proud, prosperous, and free.”
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