'That's a big bird', watch Trump pardon Thanksgiving turkey

Carl, along with his wife, Sharlene, raised this year's presidential turkeys on their hobby farm in Alexandria. However, I have been informed by the White House Counsel's office that Tater and Tot's pardons can not under any circumstances be revoked. "Tater and Tot, you can rest easy".

"As many of you know I have been very active in overturning a number of actions" by his predecessor, Trump said in the White House Rose Garden.

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The White House confirmed to The Hill that the two birds will be staying in the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, where rooms reportedly can cost between $200 to $3,500 per night. "He refused. He was a tough cookie", Trump said. Some 4 H kids from Douglas County, Minnesota helped take care of the turkeys and get them ready for their White House appearance.

President George H Bush established the annual turkey pardon tradition in 1989 when he spared an unnamed, 50-pound turkey but the tradition is thought to stem back to President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 when he spared the life of a bird his son had befriended.

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Sanders was referring to a poll the White House posted on Twitter, asking people to vote on which turkey Trump would pardon in the ceremony. "Drumstick, you are hereby pardoned", he said.

This was President Trump's last event before heading to Mar-a-Lago for the holiday.

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Drumstick and Wishbone are slated to live out the rest of their days at Virginia Tech.

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