For 75 years, the president of the United States has pardoned a bird of that species that stars in the main dish of the American holiday
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US President Joe Biden speaks as he pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey, at the annual ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US, November 21, 2022 (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)
United States President Joe Biden, complied with tradition this Monday and pardoned two turkeys that will no longer be used for Thanksgiving Day dinner, during an act at the White House, where he joked about the modest results of the Republicans in the legislative elections.
The lucky ones were the “Chocolate” and “Chip” turkeys, originally from the state of North Carolina. For 75 years, the US president pardons a birdof this species that stars in the main course of the Thanksgiving festivities.
Harry Truman (1945-1953) became the first president to receive a turkey from the National Turkey Federation, but it was not until 1989 that then-President George H. W. Bush (1989–1993) inaugurated the tradition of pardoning them.
Briefly interrupted by his grandson Beau and his dog Commander, the president confessed that “Chocolate,” a 50-pound white turkey, was his favorite because that's his favorite ice cream flavor.
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The National Thanksgiving Turkey stands on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., on November 21, 2022 (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)
“Chocolate” went up to the table to being pardoned by the president, while “Chip”, also white, looked at his partner from the ground when he was pardoned.
In addition, Biden joked about the result of past legislatures Nov. 8, when Republicans failed to ride out the big “red wave” some polls predicted.
The Democratic leader said the only “red wave” there will be on Thanksgiving will be if your dog Commander spills the cranberry sauce.
“This is the United States of America, there is no There's only one thing we can't do if we're not together,” Biden concluded, to which he was gobbled up “Chocolate” in response.
After the pardon, Biden headed towards the people to greet the children and take photos with the smartest. The space was dressed with autumn pumpkins to welcome the festive season.
Asked by the press about the announcement of the investigation against former President Donald Trump (2017-2020), he responded, “I found out when you did it.”
Both the president and first lady, Jill Biden, will head to North Carolina to participate in a dinner with military and marine families, whom he also wanted to remember during his speech.
(With information from EFE)