Trump pardons the Thanksgiving turkey ‘Corn’

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    President Donald Trump has continued the annual tradition of pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, this year choosing to give clemency to one of two turkeys, “Corn” and “Cob”. “We’re here today to continue a beloved annual tradition, the official presidential pardon of a very, very fortunate turkey,” he said. Speaking in front of the White House, Mr Trump said following the pardoning, the turkeys would retire to Iowa State University where they could be visited for the purpose of teaching people about “poultry science, veterinary medicine and the noble American tradition of farming”. “We love our farmers,” he said. The president also paid tribute to the pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock 400 years ago. “From our earliest days, America has always been a story of perseverance and triumph, determination and strength, loyalty and faith,” he said. “Every American can be united in thanksgiving to God for the incredible gifts he has bestowed upon us.” Finally bringing out the turkey, Mr Trump then formally granted Corn a full pardon.

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