President Barack Obama participated in the annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition of pardoning a turkey at the White House on Wednesday.
“This is my seventh year pardoning a turkey. Time flies,” he said, before the punchline.
“Even if turkeys don’t.”
Obama pardoned Abe, whom he deemed the “TOTUS” — Turkey of the United States.
But if something were to happen to Abe, another turkey — Honest — is supposedly ready to serve in the “TOTUS line of succession.”
It was a light-hearted affair throughout the proceedings.