President Donald Trump used the power of his office to keep a pair of turkeys off the Thanksgiving table.

Trump’s poultry pardon Tuesday means that the two turkeys — a 39-pound bird named Peas and a 41-pounder named Carrots — will get to live the rest of their lives at a Virginia farm.

First lady Melania Trump joined her husband for the ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.

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President George H.W. Bush established the annual turkey pardon tradition in 1989 by sparing a 50-pound bird.

Trump was traveling to his Florida estate later Tuesday to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family.