The traditional presidential pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey continues today at the White House with a special visit from one of the lucky birds to the briefing room to meet its peers:
Unclear if this is Peas or Carrots. pic.twitter.com/I38Fu9iVOi
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 20, 2018
It’s a packed house!
The White House press ship is packed. There are more reporters here for the turkey pardon than I have seen in months. Good to see we all have our priorities in order.
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) November 20, 2018
Gotta get the perfect shot:
TURKEY IN THE BRIEFING ROOM. This is not a drill. pic.twitter.com/xpniQ6Lbdg
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) November 20, 2018
Reporters are having a little fun with the visiting bird:
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) November 20, 2018
Although we don’t know which bird it is, not that it matters:
Per pooler @dmartosko, the White House is not identifying the turkey that just visited the briefing room. It could either be Peas or Carrots
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 20, 2018
One reporter even asked if the bird had been “promised anything in exchange” for the pardon:
The reporter should've asked the turkey whether it offered anything (eg a promise not to squawk about anything) pic.twitter.com/yR3geuSrKU
— Steve Goldstein (@MKTWgoldstein) November 20, 2018
Never change, media.