President Obama vows to continue the turkey pardon tradition as he spares 'Tater' and 'Tot' from the Thanksgiving table at the White House. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: As President Barack Obama held his final Turkey pardon event at the White House he vowed to continue the tradition in his private life saying, "No way I am cutting this habit cild turkey." Obama poked fun at his daughters Sasha and Malia who he said were not able to attend the annual event because they "had a scheduling conflict." Obama was instead joined by his nephew's Austin and Aaron Robinson, when he pardoned 'Tater' and 'Tot.' After the pardoning, the turkeys will be on display for visitors at their permanent home at Virginia Tech's newly built Gobblers Rest. Both birds were raised in Northwest Iowa under the supervision of National Turkey Federation Chairman John Reicks. The National Turkey Federation will bring two dressed turkeys for the First Family to donate. These turkeys will be given to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC.