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"Some might call this amnesty" ... Obama pardons two turkeys from their terrible and delicious fate

“I am here to announce what I’m sure will be the most talked-about executive action this month.”

US PRESIDENT BARACK Obama took a sly dig at critics of his recently-announced immigration reforms today, as he oversaw the traditional White House turkey-pardoning ceremony.

“I am here to announce what I’m sure will be the most talked-about executive action this month,” he said, to laughs from the crowd present.

“Today I am taking an action fully within my legal authority  — the same kind of action taken by Democrat and Republican presidents before me — to spare the lives of two turkeys, Mac and Cheese, from a terrible and delicious fate.”

Source: Associated Press/YouTube

The two fortunate birds are off to live out their days at a Virginia estate with “10,000 acres of roaming space”.

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