Every year, the President is able to have some fun during Thanksgiving time, as he has the privilege to pardon a turkey from being cooked and fed at the dinner table for the holiday.
This week, the tradition continued as usual, with President Obama pardoning two turkeys, who were named, funny enough, Mac and Cheese.
During the ceremony, his two daughters Sasha and Malia accompanied their leading father for the ceremony, where they seemed unamused by it all. The results are pretty funny.
As Obama announces the names of the turkeys, both Sasha and Malia can be seen sharing a subtle eye roll. The President told the crowd at the gathering:
“I am here to announce what I’m sure will be the most talked about executive action this month,” the president joked. “Today I’m taking an action fully within my legal authority, the same kind of action taken by Democrats and Republican presidents before me to spare the lives of two turkeys, Mac and Cheese, from a terrible and delicious fate.”
“Let’s face it, if you’re a turkey and named after a side dish, your chances of escaping Thanksgiving dinner are pretty low,” Obama added. “So these guys are well ahead of the curve, they really beat the odds.”
By far the best moment, however, came when the President asked his daughter, Sasha, if she wanted to pet the turkey, to which she replied, “nah,” without hesitation.
See the turkey pardoning ceremony above!