WATCH: Obama uses ‘executive action’ to pardon turkeys Mac and Cheese

Global News

U.S. President Barack Obama pardoned two Thanksgiving turkey on Wednesday in what he said was sure to be the “most talked-about” executive action of the month, referring jokingly to his executive decision last week offering protection to roughly 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

“I am here to announce what I’m sure will be the most talked about executive action this month,” Obama said at the White House ceremony. “Today I’m 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.”

The president, along with his two daughters Malia and Sasha, spared a 49-pound bird named “Cheese” and turkey 47-pounder named “Mac” from the dinner table.

His children seemed less enthused, however: Asked to pet the birds, his oldest daughter Malia declined.

Following the pardoning ceremony, Obama responded to news…

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