Oh, that Donald Trump would take his own advice. Instead, he takes the advice of Carrots. Remember Carrots? He was the turkey that came to the White House two years ago. That was where the president began his descent into a vat of hot gravy.
Presidents have their very own flock stock of turkeys, birds that are so dumb they will actually drown in a rainstorm. POTUS described the battle between Carrots and Peas on the White House Gobble page:
‘This was a fair election… unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount. We’re still fighting with Carrots, And I will tell you, we’ve come to a conclusion: Carrots, I’m sorry to tell you, the results did not change. Too bad for Carrots.’
Given that no one in the office speaks Gobble, we cannot tell whether Carrots was still fiercely demanding we acknowledge that his election was rigged, too. However, it is clear that Trump is doing so. There is some word that Trump intends a quiet exit with the turkeys. When asked for a comment, the turkeys just looked at one another, puzzled. Apparently, Trump has not discussed his escape plan with the two birds.
Carrots and Peas ended up at Virginia Tech’s Gobblers Rest exhibit in Blacksburg, Virginia. Veterinarians and students there in Virginia Tech’s Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences watch over the pardoned turkeys.
The year of 2020 National Thanksgiving Turkey in the straw draw is between Corn and Cob, a White House statement read.
Check out the video of Trump’s 2018 pardon below:
‘FLASHBACK: In 2018, President Trump attacked Carrots the turkey for refusing to concede he had lost the vote on the White House turkey pardon contest.
‘This was a fair election… unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount.’
FLASHBACK: In 2018, President Trump attacked Carrots the turkey for refusing to concede he had lost the vote on the White House turkey pardon contest.
“This was a fair election… unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount.”
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) November 23, 2020
On November 24, the president will perform the official White House turkey pardon:
‘Corn and Cob were raised by Ron Kardel, National Turkey Federation Chairman and a 6th generation turkey, corn, and soybean farmer from Walcott, Iowa. Polls will remain open for 24 hours for Americans to vote online, between feathered candidates, “Corn” and “Cob.”’
President Trump pardoned last year’s National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden ceremony. After the ballots were counted, Butter, won in a close vote over his competitor, Bread.
The 2019 National Turkey Federation Chairman Kerry Doughty and grower Wellie Jackson accompanied Bread and Butter to our Nation’s capital from North Carolina.
Both turkeys joined 2018’s contestants, Peas and Carrots, at Virginia Tech’s Gobblers Rest exhibit in Blacksburg, Virginia. There was some gossip that the two would be appearing in joke memes.
Peas and Carrots came to Washington from South Dakota. They were raised on a farm under the supervision of National Turkey Federation Chairman Jeff Sveen and turkey grower Ruben Waldner.
Who knew that the Presidential Flock was trained from chickhood in a number of ways.
‘[They are] acclimated to the sounds of a crowd, bright camera lights, and having to stand comfortably on a table during the presentation. The turkeys will also prepare for their visit by interacting with children and families on stops around the Huron community.’
The special turkey flock was hatched in July. That was where Peas and Carrots began their climb to stardom. They were selected to travel to Washington, D.C.:
‘The “Presidential Flock” is raised much in the same way as turkeys marketed for U.S. customers—protected from weather extremes and predators in a barn, free to strut about with constant access to water and a feed mix of corn and soybeans.’
The two 2020 candidates receive the royal treatment, first resting at The Willard Hotel, where many presidential guests stay.
Historically, fowls have arrived at the White House to promote the fowl business:
‘[A]s early as the 1870s, sometimes arriving in elaborate crates and costumes. By the 1920s, the influx of these turkeys had increased so greatly that President Calvin Coolidge discouraged Americans from sending them, reported a 1923 New York Times article. Eventually, however, the tradition resumed, and President Coolidge received not only turkeys, but quail, ducks, geese, rabbits, and a deer.’
‘The most unusual gift was a raccoon, which was not served for dinner but became a Coolidge family pet.’
The first to pardon a turkey was President George H. W. Bush to appease the animal rights activists picketing near the ceremony. The first National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation started in 1947. That was 73 years ago.
Twitter world went crazy over this turkey day tradition. Check out some of our favorite responses below:
Only one Turkey in that clip, and he is behind the mic
— I can count backwards from 100 by 7 can you? (@ThomasN45857453) November 23, 2020
CARROT COVID 45 !!
— Keoni L. II (@oakland8084life) November 23, 2020
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