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Turkeys Arrive In Washington, DC… And Not The Ones That Run The Country!

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Turkeys Arrive In Washington, DC... And Not The Ones That Run The Country!

Meet Drumstick and Wishbone, the two turkeys that are up for consideration for the annual White House turkey pardon. Since getting sent to Washington, D.C. for the occasion, the feathered friends have been receiving seriously ritzy treatment, including a stay at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, where they have their own room! Tradition dictates that one turkey receives the photo opp at the Rose Garden and an official pardon from the president. However, both birds will be saved from the dinner table. That said, the White House has asked the internet for opinions on which of the turkey should be pardoned by President Donald Trump. The poll results are nearly neck-and-neck — as of Monday afternoon. Drumstick is leading by just a giblet or two at 52%. This is the 70th year that the National Turkey Federation has sent the president turkeys, but the tradition of sparing a turkey’s life was started by President George H.W. Bush 25 years ago.



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