白宫感恩节日传统,特朗普赦免火鸡“豌豆”

感恩节瞬即悄然而至,今天周三,美国大部分地区已开启了感恩节的休假模式。烤火鸡是每家每户的传统。餐厅及食品超市也纷纷推出成品整隻烤火鸡。

作为一年一度的感恩节传统,总统特朗普昨天(11/20日)在白宫玫瑰园举行了一场轻松的总统赦免火鸡仪式,第一夫人梅拉尼娅也出席了仪式。

特朗普发表感恩节祝福,赦免了一对火鸡“豌豆”和“胡蘿蔔” (Peas & Carrots)。两只可爱的火鸡获得拯救,免於成为明天節日盛宴餐桌上的盘中餐。荣获今年感恩节幸运鸟桂冠仅属于那隻雄性火鸡“豌豆”(Peas),在白宫获得特朗普正式“赦免”。这两隻火鸡,39磅重的“豌豆仔”(Peas)和41磅重的“胡蘿蔔”(Carrots), 将在弗吉尼亚的一个农场度过余生。


特朗普赦免感恩节火鸡“豌豆”和“胡萝卜”



就像去年一樣,白宮選擇讓民众星期一通過白宫在線民意調查來決定哪隻火雞能获得总统的正式赦免。“这隻火雞很幸運。我從來沒有見過如此美麗的火雞” 。特朗普还開玩笑說“豌豆在公平公開的選舉中獲勝!” “不幸的是,胡蘿蔔拒絕讓步並要求重新計票。”

特朗普接着說,在赦免之後,豌豆和胡蘿蔔將“退休”搬到位于弗吉尼亞理工大學的“Gobbler's Rest”农场里安度余生。但估计火雞在農場的時間可能並不完全平靜。 “我已經警告過这对火鸡,民主黨可能會向他們發出兩份傳票”並且他“不能保證总统的赦免不會被第九巡迴法院所禁止。”


在奧巴馬的任期内,2016年获赦免的一对火鸡“Tater”和“Tot”享受了在四星級洲際酒店獲得住宿的礼遇。

第一任赦免火雞的總統是肯尼迪。1963年,他在小儿子的请求下,放生了一隻火鸡,说“我們把他养大吧。”

据悉,今年的一对火鸡是由全美火鸡协会(TheNational Turkey Federation,NTF)赠送给白宫的。





TrumpSaved 'Peas' and 'Carrots' at

the Presidential Turkey Pardon

ByASHLEY HOFFMAN

November 20, 2018

Both “Peas” and “Carrots” got away withtheir lives thanks to a pardon from President Donald Trump at the annual WhiteHouse event.

Members of the public and media gatheredin the Rose Garden for the tradition to see which lucky bird or birds wouldcatch a break this year.

Turkeys are bred for consumption, so theydon’t live particularly long. But both Peas and Carrot will be spared from aholiday feast fate.

This year, it was Peas who was bestowedwith the official “NationalThanksgiving Turkey” title.

“That turkey is so lucky. I’ve never seensuch a beautiful turkey”,” Trump said as he marked the occasion on Tuesday,working in a joke about Carrots contesting the result. Peas won in an “a fairand open election,” Trump said, adding: “Unfortunately carrots refused toconcede and demanded a recount.”

Both Peas and Carrots will “retire” to“Gobbler’s Rest” at Virginia Tech, joining Drumstick and Wishbone, who Trumppardoned in 2017. The turkeys’ time on the farm may not be entirely restful,Trump said. “I have warned them that House Democrats are likely to issue themboth subpoenas” and he “can’t guarantee that your pardons won’t be enjoined bythe Ninth Circuit.”

Just like last year, The White Houseopted to let people decide which turkey Trump pardons by putting it to anonline poll on Monday. Unsurprisingly the contenders were neck and turkey neck.

“Which turkey should be pardoned during the National Thanksgiving TurkeyPardoning Ceremony?”

50%Peas   50%Carrots

After the pardoning, Peas and Carrotswill live at Virginia Tech’s “Gobblers Rest” exhibit.

Under Obama, it was “Tater” and “Tot” who received fourstar accommodations at The Intercontinental in 2016.

The consensus among most historians is that the firstPresident to pardon a turkey was Kennedy. He did unofficially in 1963 with thewords, “We’ll just let this one grow.”

Contact us at editors@time.com.


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