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.

Articles by Esme

The ratings are in, and President Donald Trump's first address to a joint session of congress attracted fewer viewers than President Obama's in 2008.

Nielsen reported that 43.43 million viewers watched Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, nearly 9 million less viewers than President Barack Obama's speech in 2009 had.

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Under pressure from the Office of Government Ethics, the Trump White House has formally responded to OGE's request for an investigation into comments President Donald Trump's top advisor Kellyanne Conway made promoting Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories line.

The White House's response: It was an accident, it won't happen again and that's the end of that.

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