Donald Trump gets heckled as he pardons White House turkey Corn, Internet says 'January can't come soon enough'

Before pardoning the turkeys, he had extended his 'eternal gratitude to the doctors, nurses, health care workers and scientists who have waged the battle against the China virus'


                            Donald Trump gets heckled as he pardons White House turkey Corn, Internet says 'January can't come soon enough'
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President Donald Trump was heckled with cries as people yelled "will you pardon yourself?" while he pardoned White House turkey Corn on Tuesday afternoon, November 24. 

Only moments after Trump concluded the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation at the White House, reporters had started shouting out questions at Trump and his wife Melania while they walked away. 

One reporter can be heard yelling, "Pardons before leaving office. Will you be issuing a pardon for yourself." While another said, "Mr President, will you invite President-elect Biden?The questions from reporters come as Trump could use his final days as President to issue pardons for himself, something that he had hinted at doing before.

The annual turkey event was held at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington DC. Trump is facing a series of legal challenges when he leaves the White House. He, however, ignored the comments made by the audience and continued to smile and wave. 

He had issued a full pardon on a "very, very fortunate turkey" and had added, "Because Thanksgiving is a special day for turkeys — I guess, probably for the most part, not a very good one when you think about."

Before meeting one of the turkeys, Trump introduced Corn and Cob — two turkeys chosen from the presidential flock of 20 turkeys. He said, "After today's ceremony, these birds will retire under the care of skilled veterinarians at Iowa State University."

"Once there, people of all ages will be able to visit them and learn about poultry science, veterinary medicine, and farming," he added. He proceeded to wish Corn and Cob a "long, happy, and very memorable life."

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave the Rose Garden after 'pardoning' the national Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House on November 24, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

He then lifted his right hand and said, "Corn, I hereby grant you a full pardon. Thank you Corn." Before pardoning the turkeys, he had extended his "eternal gratitude to the doctors, nurses, health care workers and scientists who have waged the battle against the China virus."

He also thanked the vaccines and therapies "that will soon end the pandemic." "It's just a tremendous feeling to know that they're coming. And they'll be coming probably starting next week or shortly thereafter," he added.

Many social media users commented saying Trump should not be allowed to pardon himself. One such user had written, "If we allow a president to self-pardon, that places him above the law and the founders didn't want that. That's why the constitution provides for impeachment, to hold the president accountable."

Another user shared, "On one side, an animal close to being placed in a pressure cooker. On the other side, a Turkey." Yet another commented, "Because all he is going to do from here on out is golf, tweet and pardon. Meanwhile, an American is dying of Covid-19 every single minute. January can't come soon enough. #BidenTransition."



 

 



 

 



 

 

Yet another commented, "Everything he accused former President Obama he is doing playing golf always and as far as conceding he is just being an asshole!!!!!!!!!!!" Another pointed out, "Hey Joe, Don just pardoned a big turkey at the White House. He hopes you will do the same in January."



 

 



 

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