White House Turkey Pardon 2020 — Pics By: Elissa Anderson November 24, 2020 2:59PM EST 1 of 6 White House Turkey Pardon 2020 AP Every year, the President of the United States is presented with a live turkey ahead of Thanksgiving. During George H.W. Bush’s reign as president, it became customary for the presidents to ‘pardon’ the bird before the holiday to spare the animal’s life. In 2020, Trump participated in his final turkey pardon at the White House. He pardoned a turkey named Corn from West Liberty, Iowa. The pardoning came amidst Donald Trump’s ‘lame-duck’ period. He was not elected for a second term during the 2020 election, but will remain president until Joe Biden’s Inauguration in January 2021. Trump was joined by his wife, Melania Trump, as well as his daughter, Ivanka Trump, her husband, Jared Kushner, and their kids at the 2020 Turkey Pardon. Keep scrolling through the gallery to see more photos from the White House event, which took place on Nov. 24, two days before Thanksgiving. November 24, 2020, 2:46PM 2 of 6 Donald & Melania Trump Holding Hands AP Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, make a rare showing of PDA by holding hands at the White House turkey pardon. She wore a grey jacket and walked behind her husband as they arrived to the event. November 24, 2020, 2:50PM 3 of 6 Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump With 2 Of their Kids AP Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump sit with their children in the front row of the White House Turkey Pardon. They all wore face masks amidst the coronavirus pandemic. November 24, 2020, 2:46PM 4 of 6 Donald Trump Pardoning A Turkey AP Donald Trump officially pardons the turkey Corn at the White House Turkey Pardon. Melania Trump looked on from alongside her husband November 24, 2020, 2:46PM 5 of 6 Donald Trump Speaking At Turkey Pardon AP Donald Trump addreses the crowd and the cameras at the White House Turkey Pardon. He gave a speech before going through with the pardoning. November 24, 2020, 2:46PM 6 of 6 Donald Trump, Melania Trump & Turkey AP Donald Trump announces the turkey, Corn’s, pardon to the crowd at the 2020 White House Thanksgiving special. Melania Trump was at his side during the pardoning November 24, 2020, 2:50PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.