Today, Peas and Carrots concluded their remarkable journey to the White House, but only one was pardoned for the National Thanksgiving Turkey.
America decided on a poll online, via the White House, whether the turkey’s “Peas” or “Carrots” should receive the Presidential Turkey pardon. (Videos Below)
Peas and Carrots traveled to our Nation’s capital all the way from South Dakota! They were raised on a farm near Huron, S.D., under the supervision of National Turkey Federation Chairman Jeff Sveen and by turkey grower Ruben Waldner.
The Presidential Flock of 50 turkeys was hatched in July, and Peas and Carrots were selected to travel to Washington, D.C., where one became the National Thanksgiving Turkey and the other its alternate.
Upon arrival in Washington, Peas and Carrots got some rest at The Willard Hotel, adjacent to the White House grounds, ahead of the pardoning ceremony.
President Trump and First Lady Melania participated in the presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey. (Videos Below)
During the pardoning, President Trump gave a speech wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving. “At this time of the year we reflect on all the many blessings in our lives.” He said.
Trump made a joke about which turkey was ultimately decided during the vote. This comes after the midterms and the drawn out recount process that took place in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona.
“I am pleased to announce that today’s lucky bird and guest of honor is named Peas. Unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount, and we’re still fighting with Carrots.” The President jokingly said. (Videos Below)
Watch President Trump joke about the turkey vote:
"I am pleased to announce that today's lucky bird and guest of honor is named Peas," Pres. Trump says at the annual White House turkey pardon.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 20, 2018
President Trump pardons “Peas.”
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 20, 2018
Full Presentation: President Donald Trump Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey