President Biden made a blatantly false statement when he pardoned two turkeys at the White House on Monday, falsely claiming that his home state of Delaware has the most chickens in the country.
“We have more chickens than anyone else in the country in Delaware, but we don’t have turkeys,” Biden, who turned 80 on Sunday, falsely claimed during the annual tradition.
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Delaware has an extensive list of farms that raise turkeys — also contradicting the president’s claims that the birds are not in the state, which is often referred to as the Blue Hen State.
However, the second smallest state in the country has a thriving poultry industry with a chicken population outnumbering the population by 200:1. But Delaware’s chicken population doesn’t rank among the top 10 states in the country, according to Statistica. And the poultry industry, worth an estimated $1.7 billion and providing 3,500 jobs, isn’t even in the top five in the US, according to the National Chicken Council.
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Biden on Monday forgave two North Carolina turkeys, “Chocolate” and “Chip,” which he said are his favorite ice cream flavor.
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The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.