President Trump Pardons Thanksgiving Turkeys, Lambasts ‘Turkeys’ in Congress and ‘Vultures’ in Media
Nov. 27, 2019 (EIRNS)—Clearly enjoying himself, yesterday, President Donald Trump held a ceremony in the Rose Garden in which he officially pardoned two North Carolina-bred turkeys—Bread and Butter—which otherwise might have ended as someone’s Thanksgiving feast. These two turkeys, he said, are magnificent birds—not so with some other turkeys now inhabiting Congress or among the media.
Explaining that Abe Lincoln had been the first to spare turkeys at his son’s request, he observed that other Presidents had followed suit. Of course, he continued, “Bread and Butter were raised to remain calm under any conditions, which is important because they’ve already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff’s basement on Thursday. It’s true, hundreds of people have [received subpoenas].
“It appears that Democrats are accusing me of being too soft on turkey,” Trump said. “But Bread and Butter, I should note, that unlike previous witnesses, you and I have actually met. It’s very unusual ... very unusual. In any event, I expect this pardon will be very popular with the media. After all, turkeys are closely related to vultures. I don’t know if I like that line, but there is some truth to it,” he concluded, to some laughter among those attending.
In a serious note, President Trump’s Thanksgiving Proclamation today acknowledged the unity between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe that allowed the colonists to survive, and their progeny to establish a great nation.
“More than 150 years later, it was in this same spirit of unity that President George Washington declared a National Day of Thanksgiving following the Revolutionary War and the ratification of our Constitution. ... Following the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, in an effort to unite the country and acknowledge the ‘gracious gifts of the Most High God,’ President Abraham Lincoln asked the American people to come together and ‘set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.’ ”