Did He Pardon the Wrong Bird? Twitter Makes Stuffing Out of Trump After Turkey Ceremony
Well, it happened. President Donald Trump has pardoned his first pair of turkeys, successfully completing that most taxing of annual holiday traditions.
He even managed to avoid lambasting the “fake media” during his official remarks, before sending the adorably plump Drumstick to Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia.
Just because he didn’t call out the media, however, doesn’t mean members of the media didn’t call out him. A whole bunch of people took the opportunity to lob some spoofs and goofs at the president.
There’s even a conspiracy theory floating around the Internet that Trump officially pardoned the wrong bird, and that it may have actually been Wishbone on that leaf-strewn table.
Has #TurkeyGate officially begun? We can only hope, at least as a momentary distraction from the fact that every powerful male in history seems to be a total creep.
happy turkey pardon day! pic.twitter.com/vZb6iOOmbk
— David Mack (@davidmackau) November 21, 2017
Trump may have pardoned the wrong bird … https://t.co/IohzYf59rN
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) November 21, 2017
Pictured: Donald Trump practicing his pardoning skills on turkey Don Jr. pic.twitter.com/Kpp5ZTJWvK
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) November 21, 2017
Trump is saying nicer things about Drumstick, a turkey, than any Dreamer he’s ever mentioned. #turkeypardon
— Ana Breton (@missbreton) November 21, 2017
now that the event is over and the cameras are off, Tiffany Trump gets to touch the bird pic.twitter.com/dMMbbijwv3
— katherine krueger (@kath_krueger) November 21, 2017
Isn’t this just the greatest turkey pardon you’ve ever seen? I mean, what an amazing pardon. Just the classiest turkey pardon. Everyone says so. No one has pardoned a turkey better than Trump. No one. Just a tremendous pardon. Really the greatest pardon in the history of turkey p
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) November 21, 2017
Barron is like 9 years old and 6ft tall. He should play LiAngelo Ball one on one to defend his father’s honor pic.twitter.com/PoLS15XCvS
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) November 21, 2017
Good gravy… sounds like Trump was considering overturning Obama’s final turkey pardon.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 21, 2017
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 21, 2017
Just glad no one drove a MARTA bus in front of the turkey pardon ceremony. pic.twitter.com/KXIQPcNp4a
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 21, 2017
For Thanksgiving Donald Trump is going to pardon a turkey and then yell at it for 14 hours for not thanking him properly
— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 19, 2017
It must be noted, however, that despite letting the media off the hook (this time), Trump did toss a lighthearted ding at former President Barack Obama and two of his pardoned turkeys, Tater and Tot.
“As many of you know, I’ve been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor,” he joked. “However, I have been informed by the White House counsel’s office that Tater and Tot’s pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked.”
“So Tater and Tot, you can rest easy.”
Watch the full pardoning ceremony above, via ABC News.
[image via screenshot]
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