“As you may have heard, for months, there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House”, said Barack Obama, in a reference at his would-be successors
The pun of the President of the United States to announce a pardon for Thanksgiving of Honest and Abe turkeys, in the traditional festival of the White House, were followed by a dramatic silence.
“Some of you caught that”, he added, finally start getting the laughter of the guests.
It was the penultimate turkey pardon ceremony at the presidency.
Obama pardons the two “victims” and Abe gives the title of “National Thanksgiving Turkey“, chosen by Americans vote.
“I must admitt that Honest is gobble, but this is the Democracy”, he shrugged, before his guests.
Finally, he reminded Americans of the importance of helping those most in need, such as the homeless, in difficult times.