"Unfortunately Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount", Trump continued.
A spokesman for Virginia Tech said their deaths were "not surprising given the short life expectancy of domestic turkeys".
Peas and Carrots, selected for their appearance and temperament, may have escaped the oven this year, but approximately 46 million of their less-lucky fellow turkeys will end up as Thanksgiving dinners across the country, according to the National Turkey Federation.
Ivanka and Tiffany Trump stepped out as a stylish sister act today for the pardoning of turkeys at the White House.
Trump then took aim at House Democrats, who plan to use their newfound subpoena power to get elucidation on such issues as the Trump Organization's money trail. We have come to a conclusion.
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Trump was traveling to his Florida estate later Tuesday to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family.
"Unfortunately, I can't guarantee that your pardons won't be enjoined by the 9th Circuit - always happens". "I've never seen such a handsome turkey".
The two South Dakota birds, named Peas and Carrots, will be pardoned during the 71st annual national Thanksgiving turkey ceremony.
While some might think the humorous event is not the place for such jokes, one GOP strategist said of Trump: "He does and says these controversial things on goal".
The White House revealed the news on Twitter, explaining that after all the votes were counted, it was Peas who emerged victorious.
Trump isn't particularly known for being light-handed with these kinds of events, though it's possible he'll offer some remarks about thankfulness for the nation before the pardoning.