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The age old question “Is nothing sacred any longer?” has never been more prescient in American life than it is now. We have a President who has broken so many American norms and traditions that it’s hard to know where to start. The first modern President to not release his tax returns during the campaign for transparency.The first self admitted sexual assaulter in the White House. The first to violate the “Bobby Kennedy law” by having immediate family members serving in the White House. The first to knowingly flaunt and violate the emoluments clause of the constitution by refusing to divest from his companies that accept payments and servces from foreign governments. The list just goes on and on.

But this one really hurts, because it’s a holiday tradition he’s screwing with. At the White House, on Thanksgiving day, they hold a photo op where the President grants a ceremonial pardon to one lucky turkey, which is then put to pasture, never to grace a dinner table. It’s cute, it’s folksy, and we love it.

Well, leave it to His Lowness to blow a hole in that tradition as well. In that ceremony on Thursday, he will actually be pardoning a second turkey instead. Below the ad is an exclusive picture of the first turkey he pardoned, to even greater fanfare than the ceremony to be held on Thursday outside the White House;

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