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Joe Biden (D) [2020 file photo].

Remarks by President Biden at Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey
NOVEMBER 19, 2021

SPEECHES AND REMARKS
Rose Garden

3:30 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: [….]

Since July — since July, they’ve been preparing the flock for this day. And I’m told the turkeys even listen to music to get used to the crowd noise. And they’ve interacted with children and visitors to get used to the — their visit to Washington.

And eventually, Peanut Butter and Jelly were selected
based on their temperament, appearance, and, I suspect, vaccination status. (Laughter.)

(Turkeys gobble.)

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, you see? (Laughter.) Yes, instead of getting basted, these two turkeys are getting boosted. (Laughter.)

(Turkeys gobble.)

[….]

A big difference.