President preps to pardon poultry in annual tradition


Bread and Butter, two turkeys from North Carolina that will be pardoned by President Donald Trump, hang out in their hotel room at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Washington. The turkeys will be pardoned by the president during a ceremony at the White House ahead of Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (WFXR) – The National Turkey Federation today introduced two turkeys that will be pardoned by President Trump on Tuesday.

The turkeys, named Bread and Butter, will join the President Tuesday in the Rose Garden at The White House for the annual ceremony.

Afterwards, the birds will head to Gobbler’s Rest at Virginia Tech where they will spend the rest of their lives without a care in the world.

Virginia Tech’s HokieBird was onhand at Washington, D.C.’s Willard Hotel to officially greet them as they prepare to make their way to Blacksburg.

Last year’s pardoned turkeys, Peas and Carrots are still alive and well, enjoying life at Gobblers Rest.


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