THE WHITE HOUSE – President Trump will continue the longstanding White House tradition of pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey at a ceremony in the Rose Garden tomorrow!
The turkey who receives his pardon will become America’s official 2020 National Thanksgiving Turkey. This year’s candidates–Corn and Cob–arrived yesterday at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Tomorrow, the two birds will make their way to the White House to join President Trump for the pardoning ceremony.
Cast your vote before 11 a.m. tomorrow to help President Trump decide which turkey to pardon! While the winner will become our National Thanksgiving Turkey, both turkeys will retire to their new home on the campus of Iowa State University.
UPDATED, November 24, 2020
BREAKING: President Trump pardons ‘Corn,’ America’s National Thanksgiving Turkey
This afternoon, President Trump continued a time-honored White House tradition by pardoning this year’s National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden.
After a close vote, Americans chose “Corn,” a 42 lb. bird from Iowa, as this year’s honoree. “Cob,” the runner-up and first alternate, will join Corn for a well-deserved retirement at Iowa State University following today’s festivities.
“The first turkey to dodge the White House dinner table received unofficial clemency when President Abraham Lincoln’s son, Tad, begged his father to spare his new friend,” President Trump said. Beginning with President George H. W. Bush, the National Thanksgiving Turkey now receives a formal pardon each year.
“On behalf of the entire Trump family, I want to wish every American a healthy and very happy Thanksgiving,” President Trump said.
“Every American can be united in thanksgiving to God for the incredible gifts He has bestowed upon us—the blessings of family, community, and this exceptional, beautiful, and great country.”