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Trump's presidential turkey pardon felt like a reality show meets absurdist theater

Nov 20, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

In theater, the definition of a "turkey" is a disaster that can't be saved. Does that apply to the perpetually peculiar presidential Thanksgiving turkey pardoning? Can Donald Trump do whimsy?

Performing America's pre-dinner theater demands it, topped with a dollop of sincerity. Weird as it is, there is reassurance in routine - as travel and grocery shopping logistics pile up, you sort of want to glance at this novelty act and hear healing words for just a moment - and on Tuesday in the Ros...