Lame duck Trump pardons turkey but dodges elephant in room

WASHINGTON–Lame duck President Donald Trump addressed a live turkey and journalists Tuesday but again avoided the elephant in the room — his failure to concede defeat to Joe Biden.

The annual Rose Garden ceremony to spare a turkey from joining the 45 million or so birds cooked for Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday featured a relaxed Trump.

“What a bird,” he said to the large white turkey named Corn, noting that Thanksgiving is a “special day for turkeys” but “for the most part not a very good one.”

The pardoning event, a decades-old tradition, is usually no more than a quirky photo-op.

This time journalists pored over every syllable, wondering if Trump would finally con…

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