President Trump issued the turkey “Butter” a full and complete pardon in the Rose Garden Tuesday, in keeping with the annual White House tradition, while also sparing the life of the other turkey, “Bread”.
Alluding to Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry, the president joked that both turkeys “already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff’s basement on Thursday”.
“Thankfully, Bread and Butter have been specially raised by the Jacksons to remain calm under any condition, which will be very important because they"ve already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff’s basement on Thursday. It’s true. Hundreds of people have. It seems the Democrats are accusing me of being too soft on turkey. But Bread and Butter, I should note that unlike previous witnesses, you and I have actually met. It’s very unusual. I expect this pardon will be a very popular one with the media. After all, turkeys are closely related to vultures. I don’t know if I like that line, but there is a little truth to it” – said Donald Trump.