The White House, Washington, D.C. Nov 20th 2018
President Trump pardoned Peas and Carrots, the two Turkeys presented for the official WH Thanksgiving turkey pardon 2018 with jokes about subpoenas from House Democrats.
“There comes a time when a decision must be made between clemency and a mixture of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.” Started the president. He went on to announce Peas as the winner of the online vote to select the turkey who would be pardoned, but went on to pardon both birds anyway.
Recalling the recent recounts in Georgia and Florida, the President joked that “Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount… Carrots I’m sorry to tell you the results did not change” At any other time this might be funny, except the president had repeatedly attacked the recount efforts falsely accusing election officials of trying to steal the election for Democrats.
“Even though Peas and Carrots have received a presidential pardon, I have warned them that House Democrats are likely to issue them both subpoenas” the president continued to joke.
Jokes about subpoenas from a President who is facing serious charges of possible collusion in a conspiracy against the United, obstruction of justice and possibly abuse of power stemming from the appointment of acting AG Matt Whitaker would cause serious uproar at any other time under any other administration. For the current president however, both the media and the public have become so accustomed and immune to the daily outrage from wholly inappropriate statements, lies, tweets and serious scandals that quite possibly these outrageous jokes won’t raise any eye brows or make any headlines. Welcome to American politics in 2018, a period that will surely be spoken of for decades and possibly centuries to come!