If President Donald Trump is known for one thing, it’s his lovable sense of humor that even his political foes can’t help but appreciate. The man can crack a relevant joke on just about any subject and that’s exactly what he did on Tuesday during the annual pardoning of Thanksgiving turkeys at the White House.
According to Daily Caller, as the president spoke prior to officially pardoning the turkeys, he said that the Democrats already criticized him of being “too soft on turkey,” before offering turkey’s “Bread” and “Butter” their freedom.
Trump continued on, giving a bit of background on the two handsome turkeys.
“In keeping with that tradition, today I will issue a pardon to a pair of very handsome birds, Butter and his alternate, Bread. Bread and Butter were raised in the Tarheel state by farmer Wiley Jackson who is here with us — who is here with us and his wife. Thank you very much,” he said.
And then he demolished Schiff and the rest of the House Democrats who have relentlessly pursued him in an impeachment investigation that has gone on for months, yet has still failed to prove that the president has done anything, whatsoever, wrong.
“Thankfully, Bread and Butter have been specially raised by the Jacksons to remain calm under any condition which will be very important because they have already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff’s basement on Thursday,” Trump said.
“Hundreds of people have. It seems the Democrats are accusing me of being too soft on Turkey,” he added, eliciting a roaring round of laughter from those in attendance.
Then the president doubled down on his holiday jab at Schiff and his Democratic colleagues, with a witty reference to the secretive “anonymous whistleblower” Schiff and House Democrats are so eager to protect.
“Bread and Butter, I should note that unlike previous witnesses, you and I have actually met. It’s very unusual. Very unusual. In any event, 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 some truth to it.”
It’s all in good holiday fun. Well played, Mr. President, well played.