By Katie Reilly
November 23, 2016

President Barack Obama on Wednesday pardoned turkeys Tater and Tot, delivering a series of fowl-themed jokes during his final presidential pardon ceremony.

“For the past seven years, I’ve established another tradition, embarrassing my daughters with a corny-copia of dad jokes about turkeys,” said Obama, who brought his two nephews with him this year.

Even without Sasha and Malia, who “just couldn’t take my jokes anymore,” Obama kept up the tradition of Thanksgiving puns. “Look, I know there’s some bad ones in here, but this is the last time I’m doing this, so we’re not leaving any room for leftovers,” he said.

Read his full remarks here:

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