US President Trump has formally pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey, within the annual White Home custom.

Two birds, Corn and Cob, have been chosen to face a public vote to get the pardon. Corn gained, however each of them can be spared the dinner desk and retire to Iowa State College.

President George HW Bush began the formal turkey pardon custom in 1989.

However the concept may be tracked again to Abraham Lincoln – it is believed his son Tad begged him to spare the chicken destined for the household desk.