Trump Pardons His First Turkey, Teases About Overturning Obama's

  • 11/21/2017
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Judy Kurtz
Trump Pardons His First Turkey, Teases About Overturning Obama's

President Trump says that while he's been "very active" in overturning Obama-era policies, revoking turkey pardons won't be among them.

"As many of you know, I've been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor," Trump said as he participated in his first turkey pardoning ceremony on Tuesday in the Rose Garden.

"However, I have been informed by the White House counsel's office that Tater and Tot's pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked," he added, referring to the turkeys pardoned by former President Barack Obama last year.

While it was Trump's inaugural turkey pardon as commander in chief, the tradition of a president giving the feathered creatures a reprieve was started by former President George H.W. Bush in 1989, according to the White House Historical Association, though it began as far back as the administration of Abraham Lincoln.
 Source: The Hill

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