South Dakotans throw a fowl fiesta at the White House as two of their birds are spared

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- It’s a tradition like no other at the White House -- the annual pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey. This year’s South Dakotan birds are off the table for feasting this Thanksgiving. The executive touch has these turkeys heading for a life of luxury.

“That turkey is so lucky. I’ve never seen such a beautiful turkey,” said President Trump.

“Peas” and “Carrots” are from a farm near Huron, South Dakota. The White House had the general public vote on which bird would stand front and center with the president Tuesday. Peas, the winner, stood by as the president stuffed his speech with political thigh-slappers.

“This was a fair election. Unfortunately Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount,” said President Trump.

Though Peas was the winner, neither Peas nor Carrots will be served with potatoes or green beans Thursday. The first National Thanksgiving Turkeys from South Dakota have been assured a life of happiness with President Trump’s executive touch.

“Even though Peas and Carrots have received a Presidential pardon, I have warned them that House Democrats are likely to issue them both subpoenas,” said President Trump.

The birds will spend the rest of their days at a feathery oasis called “Gobbler’s Rest” at Virginia Tech University. They will live there with other fowl friends who also escaped the clutches of hungry Americans.

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