President Trump has imperiled democracy and made national headlines by refusing to concede the election for an extended period of time following his opponent Joe Biden's win.
Though this behavior is unprecedented from a U.S. President, it's not unprecedented in the world of turkeys.
Strangely enough, in 2018, President Trump gave an extended, humorous speech at his annual turkey pardoning ceremony where he described how one turkey, Carrot, refused to concede despite a free and fair election.
The clip now seems ominously prescient.
FLASHBACK: In 2018, President Trump attacked Carrots the turkey for refusing to concede he had lost the vote on the… https://t.co/sQq3xdqDrQ— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski) 1606147703.0
"We're still fighting with Carrots. And I will tell you, we've come to a conclusion: Carrots, I'm sorry to tell you… https://t.co/dPQxcPmSa4— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski) 1606148475.0
It's nearly impossible to miss the similarities between Donald Trump and Carrots the Turkey.
@KFILE If only Carrots had retained Daffy Duck, Esq., as counsel. He could have released the ... quacken.— Alan M. Fisher (@Alan M. Fisher) 1606148017.0
@KFILE So, should we now nickname Trump “Carrots”?? He’s a giant turkey after all...— 𝕎𝕠𝕠𝕕𝕖𝕟 ℙ𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕤 (@𝕎𝕠𝕠𝕕𝕖𝕟 ℙ𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕤) 1606150303.0
@KFILE - Carrots = Orange - Did not concede - Asked for a recount - The results did not change This was a prophetic message 😂— Timon (@Timon) 1606151874.0
Carrots couldn't get out of his election loss and neither can Donald Trump.
@KFILE Trump is the turkey of 2020.— Eric Rosswood (@Eric Rosswood) 1606151256.0
After Trump pardons the turkey, I hope it’s still prosecuted on state charges in New York.— Julius Sharpe (@Julius Sharpe) 1605827212.0
The turkey should whisper in Trump’s ear, “at least one of us is getting pardoned”— devon sawa (@devon sawa) 1606118557.0
Donald Trump has always foreshadowed his next move.
@KFILE In other words, the refusal to concede was premeditated at least two years in advance.— Bruce Ellerstein (@Bruce Ellerstein) 1606150915.0
@KFILE You can tell from that “I’m sorry for Carrots” line that he could almost see into the future— John D. Johnson III (@John D. Johnson III) 1606150454.0
@KFILE Can’t wait to middle of December after many recounts and failed lawsuits to tell Carrots (Trump): THE RESULT… https://t.co/UXuM5K7irt— A.F. Iglesias Plata 🇨🇦🇨🇴🇺🇸🇺🇳👨🏽⚖️ (@A.F. Iglesias Plata 🇨🇦🇨🇴🇺🇸🇺🇳👨🏽⚖️) 1606149813.0
Many have spent Trump's entire presidency comparing him to a carrot.
@KFILE We HAVE to call him Carrots from now on...— Hussein Ibish (@Hussein Ibish) 1606155025.0
@KFILE And Lo, a new nick name was born... a spontaneous term of endearment for a much beloved President from a ver… https://t.co/2xkw66KRNh— NeroJBlack (@NeroJBlack) 1606177858.0
What could be next for Carrots now that he's been ousted from the White House?
@KFILE Carrots should hold a press conference in front of The Four Seasonings.— Tom Haflinger (@Tom Haflinger) 1606151549.0
The most notable difference between Carrots and Donald Trump?
Carrots will be sorely missed.