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President Donald Trump pardons Drumstick the turkey on Tuesday during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Drumstick and his understudy, Wishbone, were raised in Minnesota by National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg and his wife, Sharlene, and five members of the Douglas County 4-H chapter. (AP photo)
President Donald Trump pardons Drumstick the turkey on Tuesday during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Drumstick and his understudy, Wishbone, were raised in Minnesota by National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg and his wife, Sharlene, and five members of the Douglas County 4-H chapter. (AP photo)

Bar Buzz: The gratitude of the White House press corps

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders added a new, holiday-themed prerequisite for reporters wanting to ask a question at the daily briefing.

They had to say what they’re thankful for before she would take their questions Monday.

Sanders opened the last briefing before Thanksgiving by saying she was thankful for her family, her faith, members of the military, first responders and the chance to serve.

She said “it’s only fair” that reporters also say what they’re thankful for. Most reporters played along. A few just asked their questions. Some said they were thankful for the First Amendment.

It’s not a new practice. Chief of staff John Kelly recently only called on reporters who knew a Gold Star family.

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