TURKEY PARDON: President Trump Pardons 2018 National Turkey At The White House

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Published on 20 Nov 2018, 18:35
President Trump is expected to pardon two turkeys – which have been named Peas and Carrots – during an annual ceremony on Tuesday.

The turkeys traveled to Washington, D.C., from South Dakota, where a flock of 50 potential candidates hatched in July, according to the administration.

The birds have been staying at The Willard Hotel, as is tradition. Rooms at the hotel can cost as much as $6,000 per night for a presidential suite, according to the website, though the National Turkey Federation is expected to foot the bill for the two lucky turkeys.

Carrots weighs in at 41 pounds, while Peas is 39 pounds. These birds were trained to deal with crowds from an early age in preparation for the big day.