President Barack Obama was unable to stop himself from telling several “dad jokes” during the traditional Presidential Turkey Pardon at the White House.
Per usual, the president peppered the speech with a few jokes about how ridiculous the tradition was. However, since his daughters Malia and Sasha Obama were standing beside him, he couldn’t help but deliver one of the most dad of dad jokes ever delivered at the Rose Garden.
“It is hard to believe that this is my seventh year of pardoning a turkey. Time flies even if turkeys don’t,” he said with a smirk.
As soon as Sasha realized what her embarrassing father had just said on national television, she lost it.
“That was good,” she said after recovering. Malia nodded in agreement from the other side of the podium.
Still laughing, Obama pointed to the members of the White House Press Corps with an incriminating finger: “You think it’s funny too, don’t you?”
Unfortunately for everyone involved, the dad jokes kept coming — though they were nowhere near as good as the first.
“I know some folks think this tradition is a little silly. I do not disagree. I’ve got to listen to my critics say I’m often too soft on turkeys, and I’m sure the press is digging into whether or not the turkeys I’ve pardoned have really rededicated their lives to being good turkey citizens.”
Check out the clip above, via Fox News.
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