Inside the Beltway: Donald Trump’s First Thank-You Letter, 2017

previous president Donald Trump It remains a political force these days through frequent appearances and daily pronouncements. The 45th president has also released a new book, Our Journey Together, arriving in mid-December.

But wait. Let’s look at it first Thanksgiving In the White House after a fierce battle for his election.

Although persistent negative media coverage and partisan critics have been constant elements since the beginning of his presidency, Mr. Trump has persevered, and has moved forward with a penchant for action. Here is what he said on November 23, 2017 in his official announcement:

“This is amazing ThanksgivingIn addition to rejoicing in the precious time we spend with loved ones, let us find ways to serve and encourage one another in word and deed. We also offer a special word of thanks to the brave men and women of our armed forces, many of whom should celebrate this holiday apart from those whom they thank most. As one people, we seek God’s protection, guidance, and wisdom, and we stand humbly before our nation’s great abundance and the blessings of freedom, family, and faith.”

Thanksgiving for dinner is almost without controversy

Two noteworthy surveys Thanksgiving Habits somehow break the common notion that Thanksgiving The dinner table is a battlefield.

These are the numbers from the YouGov survey: 79% of US adults say there are no “arguments about politics” in Thanksgiving a celebration. This includes 80% of Republicans, 81% of Independents, and 79% of Democrats.

But 17% admit to having political disagreements in their home on Turkey Day. It includes 17% of Republicans, 16% of independents, and 18% of Democrats.

Ready message? Even the three political beliefs seem harmonious on this issue, which is a promising outcome. The survey was conducted among 1,500 American adults from November 14-16.

Another survey had similar results.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday found that 66% of respondents planned to avoid political gossip in Thanksgiving This year’s schedule agrees with 68% of Republicans, 66% of Democrats and 69% of Independents.

The survey also found that 74% said political disagreements between family and friends were unlikely to happen in the first place. The poll was conducted among 1,378 American adults from November 11 to 15.

Reagan Thanksgiving, 1985

So what was on the holiday table of the nation’s 40th president 36 years ago? Here’s how it went, according to research by the White House Historical Society:

President Ronald And the first lady Nancy Reagan They traveled to their 688-acre farm 30 miles north of Santa Barbara, California, to join family members in Thanksgiving holidays. local pilot house kottle, flew over Rancho del Cielo with a 120-foot red and white banner that read: Happy Thanksgiving Ron and Nancy. In addition to the turkey, the Reagan family enjoyed a menu of cranberries, cornbread dressing, salad, mashed potatoes, monkey bread, beans with almonds, and pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream, the research indicated.

“Let us give thanks to God for our families, friends and neighbours, and for the joy of this very festival we celebrate his name. May he fill every house of worship on earth, every home, and every heart with a spirit of gratitude, praise and love for this. ThanksgivingReagan said in his book Thanksgiving advertisement in that year.

to be

“Thanks ranger.”

Axios coined this useful new term to fit the era of COVID-19.

“No one really wants this job. But millions of families may need their own Thanksgiving Books “The Watchmen” Written by Margaret And Tina ReedBoth are analysts at the News Foundation.

Cover fee: negative COVID test before admission to Thanksgiving Dinner – either early or at the door. Why it matters: Quick quizzes are a practical way to help extended families feel more familiar around their holiday dinner tables,” the couple explained.

“How it works: Most at-home quick tests take about 10 minutes, and cost about $25 for packages of two,” they note.
And the next inevitable question: Will there be Christmas guards, too?

Today’s cocktail

Well check. Why not think of this special libation on Turkey Day?

From BonAppetit.com comes this suggestion for Thanksgiving A cocktail that looks seasonal and isn’t much of a fuss like, say, a pumpkin pie martini, which looks intriguing but requires rims of glass in a graham cracker crumb. Here is Bon Appetit’s sour apple jack:

2 ounces apple jack (preferably laird)

3.4 ounces fresh lemon juice

1/2 ounce fresh orange juice

1/2 ounce of pure maple syrup

Two dashes of Angostura gallbladder

Nutmeg

Combine all ingredients except nutmeg in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until frozen on the outside, about 20 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a rock glass filled with ice and add a touch of nutmeg.

Today’s stats

In keeping with the holiday, here are the states that raised the most turkeys in 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Minnesota ranks first, producing 40.5 million turkeys. It is followed by North Carolina, with 29 million, and Arkansas in third place (27 million). Indiana ranked fourth (19.8 million), followed by Missouri (16.5 million) and Virginia (14.5 million).

Statistics show that these six states account for 69% of the total turkey produced in the United States

According to the Turkish National Federation, the American turkey industry provides about 440,739 jobs in the United States with direct wages of $24.1 billion, mainly in rural communities; Thousands more work in product distribution, equipment manufacturing, and affiliated services.

“The turkey industry has a direct financial impact of $35.3 billion, which adds up to a total economic impact of $109.5 billion,” the industry group says. You can find it in EatTurkey.org.

• happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for reading Inside the Beltway.

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