Turkeys stay at Washington, DC hotel ahead of Presidential pardon


The White House confirmed to The Hill that the two birds will be staying in the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, where rooms reportedly can cost between $200 to $3,500 per night.

The Trump White House is keeping up the Obama-era tradition of soliciting votes via social media to decide which turkey gets the official pardon.

The president and first lady will also donate two less-fortunate turkeys to Martha's Table in Washington, D.C.

The annual turkey presentations continued, but the Presidential pardon didn't catch on.

The National Turkey Foundation is picking up the tab.

The Echo Press will continue to post updates on the presidential turkeys and their trip to the White House. According to the White House, the turkeys will be named on Monday.

Whether or not that's true, the first documented turkey pardon was given by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Some versions of the history of the turkey pardon go back to 1863 during Abraham Lincoln's presidency. In those days the turkeys were destined for dinner.

After the pardoning, the birds will join last year's Turkey at Virginia Tech University to live out the rest of their lives.

Past birds have stayed in the W Hotel before being sent to Mount Vernon after they are pardoned, according to Time Magazine.