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VIDEO : Watch: US President opens vacation season by pardoning turkeys ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Chip’


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US President Joe Biden continued a 75-year custom on Monday by pardoning a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys named after his favourite taste of ice cream.

“The votes are in, they’ve been counted and verified,” Biden mentioned, cracking jokes about his political celebration’s better-than-expected efficiency on this month’s mid-term elections. 

He welcomed turkeys named ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Chip’ earlier than lots of of individuals gathered on the South Garden in unseasonably chilly climate. 

“There’s no poll stuffing. There’s no fowl play,” the US President mentioned.

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“The one purple wave this season’s gonna be if German shepherd Commander knocks over the cranberry sauce on our desk.” Commander is his canine.

‘Chocolate’ and ‘Chip’ had been pushed up from North Carolina on Saturday. They had been checked right into a room on the Willard lodge, close to the White Home, to await their go to with the president and his declaration of their freedom.


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