Biden will forgive Indian turkeys Peanut Butter, Jelly on Thanksgiving Day

U.S. President Joe Biden will pardon two Indiana turkeys named Peanut Butter and Jelly at the White House on Thanksgiving Day, continuing a decade-old tradition.

The birds were featured in a short video the White House tweeted Thursday, set up on side-by-side hotel-style beds with crested headboards.

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In 1947, President Harry Truman was the first recipient of a bird donated by turkey farmers in the United States, a tradition that has continued. In 1963, President John Kennedy decided to send his gift back to the farm where it came from.

George HW Bush was the first president to officially offer a turkey pardon at the White House in 1989. Barack Obama’s pardons had sigh-worthy jokes, and often his daughters turned their eyes to his side.

In 2020, then-President Donald Trump came out of self-imposed isolation, which he began after losing the November presidential election to pardon Corn, a 42-pound turkey.

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