Members of the White House press corps had a surprise visitor in the briefing room Tuesday.
White House aides brought Wishbone, one of the two Thanksgiving turkeys President Trump was set to pardon, to visit reporters and pose for pictures.
Press Sec. Sanders brings Wishbone, one of two turkeys vying for a presidential pardon today, to the briefing room: https://t.co/ClioMOCtuk pic.twitter.com/h2lncwzo0g— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 21, 2017
The turkey began clucking at one point, drawing laughter from reporters and comparisons to the second bird named Drumstick, who was too shy to venture into the briefing room.
"Drumstick is a little bit more shy, so we just brought Wishbone in for today," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
The Thanksgiving turkey pardoning tradition, which was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, has been carried out each year since President Lincoln was in office.