Yesterday, two white lives were saved all thanks to Donald Trump. Oh, did I mention that they were both turkeys?
It’s said that the presidential tradition of the turkey pardon originated in 1863 with Abraham Lincoln. Typically, two turkeys are chosen to be the official main dish for The White House Thanksgiving Day meal. One turkey is pardoned by the President, while the other is chosen to be the great sacrifice. Ever since then, the tradition has been one which American citizens enjoy every year, unless of course you’re a liberal.
I wasn’t surprised to find all the liberal criticisms on Trump’s approach, (he pardoned both Drumstick and Wishbone just as Obama pardoned both turkeys the previous year) after Trumps turkeys were pardoned, he took a moment to joke about Obama. Quite frankly, I loved it.
“As many of you know, I have been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor. However, I have been informed by the White House counsel’s office that Tater and Tot’s pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked.”
Of course he’s not actually going around trying to kill Obama’s turkeys, the remark was clearly lighthearted and satirical. For many liberals and never Trumper’s however, the remark meant a declaration of war.
What was actually more surprising, and maybe it shouldn’t be, was the number of people who accused Trump of being a white supremacist because he pardoned “white turkeys”. Well… so did Obama.
At first, I thought these Tweets and remarks were purely satirical, and some of them were. However, there were an alarming number of people who genuinely thought that Trump pardoning white turkeys could be seen as evidence of Trump’s “white supremacist beliefs”.
If you’re still thinking, “oh, well she’s a comedian, this is obviously a joke.” Maybe not. Looking further into her Tweets, we can see that she definitely has a strong liberal mindset.
Don’t get too excited though, just because you’re white doesn’t mean that Trump will pardon your every crime. As a matter of fact, he can’t do that. The Constitution of the United States puts it clearly; “The President . . . shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” The President’s power to grant clemency is limited to federal offenses and offenses prosecuted by the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia in the name of the United States in the D.C. Superior Court. So if you’re thinking about using that white privilege card your SJW friends got you for Christmas last year to rob your local liquor store, don’t. Trump can’t save you there.