Donald Trump has been compared to Barack Obama once again after his Thanksgiving turkey pardon, littered with references to his ongoing impeachment hearings, seemed to lack the warmth and wit of his predecessor.
The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation takes place at the White House every year and sees a turkey "pardoned" and therefore spared death ahead of Thanksgiving.
Never one to miss an opportunity Trump used the traditional ceremony to address the assembled media and lash out his critics:
It seems the democrats are accusing me of being too soft on turkey but, Bread and Butter, I should note that, unlike previous witnesses, you and I have actually met… It’s very unusual.
He went on to say:
In any event, I expect this pardon will be a very popular one with the media. After all, turkeys are closely related to vultures.
In a baffling breaking of the fourth wall, the President added, “I don’t know if I like that line but there is a little truth to it.”
How do you ruin the pardoning of a Turkey? Attempt to make jokes about your impeachment and compare the media to vu… https://t.co/YVOMBuFSrB