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Esme Cribb

Esme Cribb is a newswriter for TPM in New York City. She can be found on Twitter @emquiry and reached by email at esme@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said in a statement released Thursday that he called Australia's ambassador to express his "unwavering support" for the country's alliance with the United States, after a report came out Wednesday that President Donald Trump berated the Australian prime minister during a phone call the same day.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is "more interested in politics than actually moving the government along."

"How does the President plan to get Chuck Schumer on board with his pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, when he has referred to him as a clown and accused him of fake tears?" NBC's Kristen Welker asked at the daily briefing.

Spicer responded that there was "widespread support" for Gorsuch's confirmation and went on to accuse Schumer of obstructing several of the President's nominees.

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