Donald spares Dustin from Thanksgiving chop
Donald Trump issued a last minute reprieve for Ireland's favourite bird last night.
Dustin the Turkey was granted a pardon from the chopping block at a reception at the American ambassador's residence as Americans prepare for their annual Thanksgiving celebrations tomorrow.
In keeping with tradition in which the president 'pardons' a turkey from slaughter for the annual harvest feast, Chargé d'Affaires Reece Smyth announced the foul-mouthed puppet would be spared the chop.
Dressed in a silver lamé bomber jacket adorned with red and blue stars, Dustin spoke of his relief in not winding up on the dinner table.
"It's a dangerous time for us," he said.
But it didn't take him long to get back to his wise-cracking ways, noting one speaker "was so dull he could have been Canadian".