Trump granted clemency to a 39-pound bird called Peas and its sibling Carrots in a Rose Garden ceremony on Tuesday.
Twitter users soon pounced on the event to take aim at the Trump administration’s policies and scandals:
The White House turkeys should not be named “Peas and Carrots.” They should be named “Indictments and Arrests.”
— Ryan Knight (@ProudResister) November 20, 2018
Peas and Carrots will definitely be pardoned, because they are white. pic.twitter.com/fKQjBnouOk
— Sarah Wolf (@SarahAnnWolf1) November 20, 2018
why is trump pardoning a turkey did it murder a journalist
— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) November 20, 2018
Peas and Carrots. A couple of turkeys soon to be getting a presidential pardon. pic.twitter.com/BeX1870rmp
— ｓａｓｈａ (@Sasha_Perfecto) November 20, 2018
"peas and carrots" was Forrest Gump's favorite phrase.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 20, 2018
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) November 20, 2018
Trump may not pardon a turkey this year because he wants to save his “turkey pardon” for Don Jr.
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) November 20, 2018
“Peas and carrots, peas and carrots” is what actors say (or mouth) when they need to imitate human speech — but without saying anything meaningful.
The White House named this year’s two Thanksgiving turkey finalists Peas and Carrots. pic.twitter.com/1xwdVOuLGZ
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 20, 2018
President Trump announces Thanksgiving turkey will be separated from family, placed in a cage without access to legal counsel.
— Max Burns (@themaxburns) November 20, 2018
PRESIDENT TRUMP PARDONS A TURKEY. I think this is one case where the comedians can just let the headline speak for itself.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) November 20, 2018
"Peas" and "Carrots" are really the Secret Service code names for Donnie Jr. and Jared.
— Brad (@doog_in_doha) November 20, 2018
How funny would it have been if just at the end of announcing the turkey pardons, he just tossed in a bunch of names of people who worked on his campaign before walking off?
"Today, I am pardoning Peas and Carrots and [mumbling] jaredivankamanafortconwaystonedonjrbannon and me." https://t.co/nQedMbmI7J
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 20, 2018
Trump pardoned a turkey today. pic.twitter.com/xKkoMFDJAZ
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) November 20, 2018
OBAMA: Thanks for the invitation, you're a gracious host
TRUMP: How do you like the turkey?
OBAMA: It's delicious, and so tender
TRUMP: I spent 3 million dollars tracking down the one you pardoned two years ago
— Elle h Hell (@ElleOhHell) November 20, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.