President Donald Trump will pardon one of two turkeys from South Dakota at the White House on Tuesday, continuing the annual Thanksgiving tradition.
The turkeys are named “Peas” and “Carrots” — one of which will be chosen as the official White House turkey based on online voting from the public.
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. Eastern. At that time, a video will appear above.
Which turkey should be pardoned during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony?
After the pardoning, Peas and Carrots will live at Virginia Tech’s “Gobblers Rest” exhibit.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 19, 2018
Earlier Tuesday, one of the turkeys appeared at the White House press briefing room for a photo shoot.
Surprise White House press briefing https://t.co/m9kCDdJnvX
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 20, 2018
After the pardoning, both turkeys will travel Virginia Tech where they will live out their days at the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences.