The White House revealed Monday the names of the two Turkeys selected for a possible Presidential pardon.
The White House chose the pair’s names, Peas and Carrots, from a list of 600 provided by the residents of South Dakota, the state from which the birds came.
“Meet Peas: He loves popcorn, ice fishing, watching planes, and hopes to learn how to fly someday!” the White House said in a tweet. Meet Carrots: He loves M&M’s, telemark snow skiing, yoga, and wants to meet the @ HokieBird one day!”
Meet Peas: He loves popcorn, ice fishing, watching planes, and hopes to learn how to fly someday! pic.twitter.com/MFXPp5mIr8
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 19, 2018
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 19, 2018(Article Continues Below Advertisement)
The White House will open voting later today so that America can choose which Turkey the president pardons tomorrow.
“On November 20, President Donald J. Trump will continue the time-honored White House tradition of officially pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey,” the White House said on its website. “And you get to decide which turkey he pardons.”
The turkeys, temporarily being called Jeff and Ruben, arrived from Huron, South Dakota, on Sunday and are staying at the five-star Willard InterContinental Hotel.
The turkeys will be interviewed on Monday in a “press day” event and stay at the hotel until November 20th when President Trump, in a Rose Garden event, pardons whichever one America chooses. VOTE HERE.
Last year, President Trump pardoned both birds, Wishbone and Drumstick, and they are both living at Virginia Tech’s “Gobbler’s Rest” with 2016’s pardon recipients, Tater and Tot.
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And the National Thanksgiving Turkey is… DRUMSTICK!
After today's ceremony, both Drumstick and Wishbone will join last year’s turkeys, Tater and Tot, at Virginia Tech’s “Gobblers Rest” exhibit. pic.twitter.com/j3ePj3fCzB
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 21, 2017