Trump jokes about Obama while pardoning Thanksgiving turkey Donald Trump kept with White House tradition by pardoning a turkey ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday. He also joked that he could not undo his predecessor Barack Obama's pardons to other turkeys. Last years pardoned birds were, Tater and Tott. Now Wishbone and Drumstick will live out their days at Gobblers Rest. So cute. And especially president Trump's humor when he said we all know he's been very active in overturning much of former president Obama's policies. But he has "been informed" by White house counsel that the pardon's of Tater and Tott by Obama are irrevocable. Great sense of humor. Love it. I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving. And certainly shall those beautiful pardoned birds.