Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, Barack Obama participated in his final turkey pardon as our president, and much to the dismay of his daughters, he is promising to continue the festive tradition as a private citizen.
During the annual tradition, a turkey is “pardoned,” receiving a blessing to continue leading a long life and keep a safe distance from being served on someone’s Thanksgiving dinner table. This year, Obama brought along his adorable nephews to participate in the tongue-in-cheek ceremony.
“Of course, Thanksgiving is a family holiday as much as a national one,” Obama addressed those gathered with a grin. “So for the past seven years, I’ve established another tradition: embarrassing my daughters with a corny-copia of Dad jokes about turkeys.”
From there, the president elaborated that his daughters were happy to miss this year, mentioning that they had a scheduling conflict.