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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is cleaning up the mess that Donald Trump made.

After the President angrily hung up on Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, McCain went into damage control mode Thursday morning and called Australia’s ambassador to the United States. He offered his wholehearted apologies and expressed his “unwavering support for the U.S.-Australia alliance”.

It’s not known if he also told the ambassador that everybody in America also realizes Trump is totally bats**t crazy.

McCain said in a written statement, “I asked Ambassador Hockey to convey to the people of Australia that their American brothers and sisters value our historic alliance, honor the sacrifice of the Australians who have served and are serving by our side, and remain committed to the safer, freer, and better world that Australia does far more than its fair share to protect and promote.”

Gee, that sounds a lot more reasonable than hanging up on the leader of a country who has literally fought on our side in every conflict since World War II. The reaction to Trump’s treatment of the Australian PM was swift and condemning when news broke of the story on Wednesday night.

At the National Prayer Breakfast Trump referenced the story when he spoke about “tough phone calls” he’s been having with world leaders.

“When you hear about the tough phone calls I’m having, don’t worry about it. Just don’t worry about it. They’re tough,” he said. “We have to be tough. It’s time we’re gonna be a little tough, folks. We’re taken advantage of by every nation in the world virtually. It’s not gonna happen anymore.”

During the bizarre and rambling address he also asked the audience to pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger because the ratings for “The Apprentice” are supposedly lower than when Trump hosted it.

“We had tremendous success on The Apprentice, and when I ran for president, I had to leave the show. That’s when I knew for sure I was doing it,” he said. “And they hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place. And we know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster. And Mark will never, ever bet against Trump again.

“And I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings, O.K.”

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