What the turkey pardon says about Trump's transition

President Donald Trump het vandag twee seldsame verskynings na die verkiesingsdag voor TV-kameras gemaak — in both of which he touted stock market gains that have little to do with his leadership.

Trump then appeared alongside the first lady to issue an all-important turkey pardon.
It’s a presidential tradition full of showmanship, largely devoid of substance, with Trump center stage. It seems to be one of his favorite traditions, and a potential indicator of what’s to come.
    “In sekere maniere, Mnr. Trump had seemed to imagine his Washington life more closely resembling a rolling turkey pardon — the pomp and splendor, ja, but also a world largely amenable to his boss-man bearing and binary whims: This bird is spared. Those birds are not. He’d have his people call the turkey people and hammer out the fine print later. But through it all, his word would be final.

    There are already signs we’ll likely see more ceremonies centered on pomp and circumstance than other political events over the next 57 dae. We have seen Trump on camera only a handful of times since his election loss. No one is holding their breath for a traditional White House confab between outgoing Trump and President-elect Joe Biden, or even a normal concession speech.
    Yet Trump has marched ahead with lighter ceremonial traditions. Maandag, the White House Christmas Tree arrived. Despite the pandemic, the outgoing administration is still planning to host many of this year’s public and private White House holiday eventsalbeit in a smaller fashion, report CNN’s Maegan Vazquez and Betsy Klein. But it’s hard to argue that since Election Day, Trump has spent much of his time twiet, golfing and firing people.
      The President will likely announce his real-world pardons soon: Previous presidents announced non-turkey pardons and clemencies in the final days of their administrations.
      Die punt: The Trump administration’s remaining days will likely look more like the turkey pardon than a normal day at work.




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