Washington.- The president of the United States, Donald Trump, continued this Tuesday with the tradition established in 1989 by President George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) to pardon the turkeys presented at the White House on the occasion of the Thanksgiving holiday, in a brief act that he took to charge against the press and against the president of the legislative committee that investigates him, Adam Schiff .
"Somehow I expected this event to be very popular with the press, after all the turkeys look like vultures," the head of state said jokingly in front of the two birds, baptized as Bread and Butter (bread and butter). , in English).
The ruler also had bitter words for Democrat Adam Schiff, chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives, who has been one of those in charge of the legislative investigation to see if there are reasons to subject the president to a impeachment political trial.RELATED
"Luckily, Bread and Butter have been specially bred to be calm in any situation, which is very important because they have already received citations to appear in the basement of Adam Schiff on Thursday," said the president accompanied by the first lady, Melania Trump
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In addition, the president took advantage of this brief appearance before the public and the media to boast that "the country has never been more successful" than under his mandate, which he said he saw reflected in the military operation against which he was the leader of the jihadist group Islamic State ( EI), Abi Bakr al Baghdadi, and that resulted in his death.
The Thanksgiving holiday was proclaimed by the first head of state of the United States, George Washington (1789-1797), with the aim of celebrating "the birth of a new nation and its prosperity"; and it is celebrated on the third Thursday of November since President Franklin D. Roosvelt (1933-1945) decided in 1941.
Americans have the tradition of eating turkey at this time in memory of the first settlers in the northeast of the country, known hunters of these birds.
The presentation of the turkey in the White House dates back to the 1920s, dates on which they even put on glasses and sweaters for the occasion.
However, their style did not save them from ending up in a tray of the presidential halls to be tasted by the president's guests during the Thanksgiving dinner.
But the fate of these animals changed with the coming to power of President George H.W. Bush (1989-1993), who established as a tradition the forgiveness of at least one of the animals.