US President Donald Trump saved two turkeys from death at the traditional ceremony just before Thanksgiving. In the garden of the White House on Tuesday he granted the turkey “Corn” the official pardon. Together with “Cob” (piston), “Corn” will live at the University of Iowa.
The White House had previously put an online vote again on which of the two turkeys should become the national Thanksgiving turkey. Before this year’s ceremony, in the midst of the ongoing dispute over the election results, memories of 2018 were awakened. At that time, Trump pardoned the birds “peas” (peas) and “carrots” (carrots) and caused amusement among his guests when he announced the result of the vote and said: “That was a fair election. Unfortunately, Carrots refused to admit defeat and asked for a recount, and we are still arguing with Carrots. ”Trump added, however, that the decision had been reached. “Too good for carrots.”
The words reverberate in light of Trump’s behavior after the US election three weeks ago. He does not recognize his own defeat against Democrat Joe Biden even three weeks after the election and has sued in several states, among other things, to achieve recounts. Until Monday, Trump’s government Biden’s team refused to prepare for the assumption of office on January 20th.
Now Trump tried his hand at humor in a more conventional way. “Thanksgiving is a special day for turkeys. Not a particularly good one if you think about it, ”he said. Turkey is the traditional food at the Festival of Thanksgiving. The tradition of a president pardoning turkey on Thanksgiving dates back to Abraham Lincoln.
Trump also used his appearance to boast of the record level of 30,000 points reached on Tuesday by the US leading index Dow Jones Industrial and to mention the “China virus”, as he calls the corona virus. In traditional Thanksgiving thanksgiving, he included thanks for the vaccines that would end the pandemic.