Update: Tuesday afternoon President Trump pardoned Drumstick the turkey in a ceremony that is sure to have ruffled some feathers.
This story was originally published on November 20, 2017.
Back in the day, visits to the White House weren't quite so pleasant for the turkeys. (Translation: The presidents ate the turkeys for dinner rather than pardoning them.)
Back when Obama was in office, I enjoyed this admittedly cheesy ceremony. (Those dad jokes never got old, am I right?) Of course, the year is 2017 and we simply can't have nice things so I'll probably change the channel this year. And based on social media, I'm not the only one who isn't stoked to watch Trump awkwardly read off a teleprompter.
Today, The White House tweeted a poll asking which turkey should be pardoned: Drumstick or Wishbone.
Which turkey should be pardoned during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony?— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 20, 2017
After the pardoning, Drumstick and Wishbone will join last year’s turkeys, Tater and Tot, at Virginia Tech’s “Gobblers Rest” exhibit.
But their misstep was our entertainment for the day, because the White House's tweet spawned a wealth of hilarious (and merciless) jokes at the administration's expense.