President Biden pardons Thanksgiving turkeys
President Biden pardons the national Thanksgiving turkeys, named Peanut Butter and Jelly, at the White House.
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Uh huh. Yeah. Mm hmm. Mhm. Yeah. So, Okay. Mm. Mr yeah. Mhm. Mhm europe. Mhm. Thank you. Uh huh. Uh huh. Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States. Yeah. Good afternoon everyone please be seated. I'm honored to welcome you for the first time as president to a thanksgiving tradition here at the White house reminds us to have a little bit of fun and always be grateful. You know, as a university of Delaware, man. I'm partial to blue hens. But today we're gonna talk Turkey to the families of my staff. Thank you for joining us for being part of our team. And thank you. Uh Pete Sager, chairman of the National Turkey Federation for continuing the tradition of presenting the turkey to the president that goes back to President Truman. Yes, yes. And pardoning the turkey goes back to George H. W. Bush. I just met your wonderful family, your wife Krista, who volunteers to get kids vaccinated back home in Jasper. Thank you very much for doing that. And your incredible Children. 12 year old addy and 10 year old Ellie, A nine year old Jack and addy and Ellie. I tell you that if you your parents will understand the reason I ran for president is so my grandchildren your age could have Secret service protection because your lovely young women and young men look and special thanks to the students at Elliott Jaques School in Jasper Who submitted the names of these two fine turkeys. The two names. I couldn't agree on more Who better help celebrate the holiday in which they break the bread for two Turkeys name Peanut Butter and Jelly. I have to admit to you. My wife doesn't like to admit it. That's what I like for lunch. Peanut butter and jelly. But I also want to thank the farmers who were selected by the National Turkey Federation to raise what's called the presidential flock. That's a group of 20 or so Turkeys vying to make it here today. In other words, the turkey presidential primary. So I just met Andrea and brad. Well, uh 3rd and 5th generation farmers from ST Anthony indiana and they're here with their five year old son Ben and the two year old daughter broken. Who wonders why do I have to be here? Mommy since july since july they were preparing the flock for this day. I'm told that turkey's even listen to music to get used to the crowd noise and they've interacted with Children and visitors to get used to the their visit to Washington and eventually peanut butter and jelly were selected based on their temperament appearance and I suspect vaccination status. I. Mhm. No. Is it? Yes. Instead of getting based it these two turkeys are getting boosted. Mm hmm. Yeah, sure. I love them talking to me like this. This week. They were welcome on the red carpet at the fancy hotel here in Washington. Call the Willard hotel next door secretary ButI just couldn't be here today. But I'm sorry for pete and Chastain peanut butter and jelly are now the new indiana power couple and then dre and brad. Thank you for pouring your love and pride in this work and this national tradition and Ben and broken. I know you're gonna miss your favorite turkeys but the good news is you'll still be able to visit them after receiving their presidential pardon? Peanut butter and jelly will be headed to Purdue University, West Lafayette and West Lafayette indiana where they'll be visit something close to my heart a train the boilermakers special. That's what they're going to be. So for folks, turkey is infrastructure peanut butter and jelly can help build black the butter ball as we move along. And so I hereby I'm gonna walk over, I'm gonna pardon this year's turkeys and national thanksgiving. Uh, Turkey. Uh, the first one, the one is going to be pardoned is peanut butter who should be able to uphold his duties and also here by going to encase that changes. I'm gonna also pardon his alternative jelly folks, as I've said before, every american wants the same thing. You want to be able to look the turkey in the eye and tell them everything's gonna be okay. And so folks, it's gonna be okay in all seriousness. It's important to continue traditions like this to remind us how from darkness there is light and hope and progress and that's what this year's thanksgiving in my view represents so many of us will be gathering with our loved ones for the first time in a long time and we'll be reconnecting with traditions with our tables and our hearts full of grace and gratitude for everyone who made it possible. Scientists, researchers, doctors, nurses and other frontline workers who develop, administered the vaccines and kept essential services going faith that is the community to seek counsel comfort and heal farmers. Farm workers, meatpackers who risked their lives during this pandemic to grow process and pick the food that's on our tables and on monday my wife Jill and I will be traveling to fort Bragg north Carolina for an early thanksgiving with the troops and their families and their military families. We'll be able to show the nation's gratitude for their their service and sacrifice and welcome those coming home after 20 years in Afghanistan. But folks as we give thanks for what we also keep in our hearts, those who we have lost have lost so much. Those who will have empty seats at the tables this year because the virus and other cruel twist of fate or accident grape they have. There's a lot of grief is deep and tears at the hearts of fresh on every holiday we pray for them to find the strength and sorrow and purpose and pain And as we reclaim our cherries tradition, let's commit ourselves to what the psalmist wrote said the Lord is my shield and my strength and with my song I given thanks, let our song be ones of lives saved breaches repaired nation made whole and that's the America. I know great nation because we're good people you the american people I forever, I'm grateful for your trust, you placed in me and from the biden family to yours. We wish you a happy thanksgiving and may bless God bless you all and may God protect our troops and may get to the business of the pardon? Thank you. Thank you. Okay, That's a big turkey. Yeah. Okay. Was the power vested in me as president? United States? I pardon you. I pardon you this thanksgiving. Go ahead first. Thanks for the party. But I also have a partner, partner jelly thing. You don't have to get up here. Well, I pardoned you. Yeah, thank you. Thank you. Everybody hope you have a happy, happy, happy thanksgiving. Thank you all. Thank you. Ah thank you. Yeah, mm hmm. Mhm.