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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Right explodes in anger at Trump over immigration | Trump says he's 'fairly close' to DACA deal | WH insists 'no amnesty' | Trump, Pence survey Irma damage in Florida | Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping on Capitol subway | Trump's fashion faux pas

ON THE BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS, DREAM ON!: President Trump dined with Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump is right: The visa lotto has got to go Schumer predicts bipartisan support for passing DACA fix this year No room for amnesty in our government spending bill MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday night. After the dinner, the Dem leaders said they had agreed to work on a fix that would make the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program permanent. The Obama-era program, which provides relief from deportation to young people brought illegally to the U.S. as children, was terminated by Trump last week.

Then this morning: Trump pushed back on the Dems' account, saying that he was "fairly close" to a deal with lawmakers to address young immigrants living illegally in the U.S. in exchange for "massive" border-security measures. http://bit.ly/2h4rdUC

Where things get sticky -- did they talk or not?: Trump said that Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP rep: Virginia defeat 'a referendum' on Trump administration After Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem Pence: Praying 'takes nothing away' from trying to figure out causes behind mass shooting MORE (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell expects Paul to return to Senate next week Former Hill staff calls for mandatory harassment training Gaming the odds of any GOP tax bill getting signed into law MORE (R-Ky.) are "very on board" with the proposal, saying he discussed the plan with them over the phone. Ehhhhh?: Ryan's office said immediately after that the Speaker "hasn't spoken" to the president since his dinner with the Democratic leaders. Update: Via NBC News, "A top aide to Speaker Ryan tells NBC News the Speaker and President Trump have now spoken on the phone. No additional details." http://bit.ly/2ws2xY5

This morning, Trump also tweeted -- we <3 DREAMers: President Trump on Thursday morning also took to Twitter to try and defend keeping so-called Dreamers in the country. "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really! ... They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security," he tweeted. http://bit.ly/2wceA0n

Also Trump -- We <3 Dems: The president has been stepping up his courtship of Democrats. The issues: Tax reform, immigration and infrastructure. The problem: It's throwing Republicans off balance. http://bit.ly/2jr8lQd

It's Thursday. I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of the morning and what's coming up. Send comments, story ideas and events for our radar to cmartel@thehill.com, @CateMartel and on Facebook.

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REACTIONS --> http://bit.ly/2y0QK4c:

#AmnestyDon: The hashtag "AmnestyDon" was a top trending topic on Twitter in Washington, D.C. Back story: It's the headline of a Breitbart News story slamming the president for working with Democrats on DACA. http://bit.ly/2x1FUeN

A minor dumpster fire from Trump supporters: President Trump's supporters are apoplectic and lashing out at "Amnesty Don" for pursuing a deal with Democratic leaders to protect young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. http://bit.ly/2wseg8P

Friendship is overrated anyway: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who has been a strong defender of the president, is now threatening Trump over his immigration pivot. "The base will leave him -- they can't support him anymore..." http://bit.ly/2h4B211

Ouch -- she even wrote a nice book about him!: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter responded to Trump's Dreamer defense. Her tweet: "At this point, who DOESN'T want Trump impeached?" http://bit.ly/2juhwQb

Drudge Report banner: The Drudge Report labels President Trump and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as a "DREAM TEAM." http://bit.ly/2qVeW8o

Shot: "People want to see protection for Dreamers, Trump told press at White House as he boarded Marine One just now." http://bit.ly/2eWTOH3

Chaser: "Reminder: No one forced him to terminate DACA" (From The Hill's Jordan Fabian) http://bit.ly/2y0Otpp

BREAKING -- WHITE HOUSE REACTS TO THE DUMPSTER FIRE: LOVE US! WE WON'T CHANGE!: The White House this morning said "there will be no amnesty" under President Trump, pushing back against charges he's become "Amnesty Don" in his push to address young immigrants living illegally in the U.S. From White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters aboard Air Force One: "Absolutely by no means will this White House discuss amnesty and the president has made it clear how he feels about no amnesty." http://bit.ly/2wsa60T

JUST NOW -- COME ON, EVEN TRUMP AND CLINTON MUST BE TIRED OF THIS: Last night, President Trump tweeted, "Crooked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Papadopoulos was in regular contact with Stephen Miller, helped edit Trump speech: report Bannon jokes Clinton got her ‘ass kicked’ in 2016 election MORE blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss. She lost the debates and lost her direction!" Late this morning: Hillary Clinton responded: "If you didn't like that book, try this one -- some good lessons in here about working together to solve problems. Happy to send a copy." Screenshot of the book 'It Takes A Village': http://bit.ly/2f93XUP

FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS STAY IN MOTEL 6: Via The Phoenix New Times's Antonia Noori Farzan and Joseph Flaherty, at least two Arizona Motel 6 locations were sending guest lists to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents every morning, prompting ICE sting operations at the businesses. Was it working?: Between February and August, ICE agents arrested at least 20 people at Motel 6 locations. http://bit.ly/2x43WHC

MOTEL 6 THEN REACTED: Motel 6 announced it would stop sending customer lists to ICE. http://bit.ly/2y8QYqQ

YOU KNOW WHEN SOMEONE TRIES TO DEFEND YOU AND YOU JUST WANNA BE LIKE  --> http://bit.ly/2fkjU7o: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) tweeted a defense of Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Finance: GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few no votes | Highlights from day two of markup | House votes to overturn joint-employer rule | Senate panel approves North Korean banking sanctions GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few ready to vote against it Anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis to seek reelection in Kentucky MORE (R-Texas) after his Twitter account accidentally liked a porn tweet. Huckabee's tweet: "Leave Ted Cruz alone! He didn't like PORN-he liked CORN and it was his first overture to Iowa voters for 2020! Sheesh! Case closed!" http://bit.ly/2fkpQ0b

What that reminds me of: The mid-2000s anti-drug commercial: "Nah, man. I don't smoke weed. I smoke clowns like you on the bball court." You'll definitely remember this ad: http://bit.ly/2x3QraZ

YIKES -- THE DAMAGE IS EVEN WORSE THAN I REALIZED: Weather Nation tweeted an aerial video of the damage in the Florida Keys. Watch: http://bit.ly/2jsZflU

NEW IN THE FORECAST -- LEAVE. US. ALONE.: Hurricane Max is forming off Mexico's southern coast.  It's path: http://bit.ly/2vWn4EP

SPOTTED -- RAPPING ON THE CAPITOL SUBWAY: Lin-Manuel Miranda! I guess we can't be too surprised. His tweet: "Secret Congress Subway Hip-Hop Tunes w [my father Luis A. Miranda]" Watch: http://bit.ly/2h4NSfG

And taking a selfie with Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsBipartisan group of lawmakers aim to reform US sugar program A bipartisan bridge opens between the House and Senate Gaming the odds of any GOP tax bill getting signed into law MORE (R-Maine): "Thank you for supporting the arts & humanities Senator Collins!" Selfie photo: http://bit.ly/2y1aSTN

 

NOTABLE TWEETS:

CBS's Katie Watson (No, no, no, no, no.)
Shoutout to the person in the newsroom who also noticed [President Trump] is wearing a navy jacket with black pants in this WH pic. Photo: http://bit.ly/2xnr0BZ

 

ON TAP:

The House was in this morning for the final votes of the week. The Senate is in. President Trump and Vice President Pence both started the day in Washington, D.C. before traveling to Florida to assess the damage.

11 a.m.: Trump landed in Fort Myers, Fla., and received a briefing on Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Pence joined.

11:40 a.m.: Trump arrived in Naples, Fla., and visits with victims of Hurricane Irma.

4 p.m.: Trump gets back at the White House.

7 p.m.: Trump and first lady Melania Trump host the White House Historical Association reception and dinner.

7:30 p.m.: The Hill's Niall Stanage is interviewing former United Nations Ambassador Samantha PowerSamantha PowerUS to vote against UN resolution condemning Cuba embargo Former AG Lynch to meet with House, Senate Russia investigators The Memo: Tillerson flap puts spotlight on Trump's foreign policy moves MORE at the Irish Arts Center in New York. Details: http://bit.ly/2eVBY79

 

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...:

Today is National Cream-Filled Donut Day.

'TIS THE SEASON TO BE TIPSY. FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA: Via The Washington Post's Fritz Hahn, here's a list of Oktoberfest celebrations around Washington, D.C. http://wapo.st/2h5JsoL

THE HIGH HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!: Via Washingtonian, here's where to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in Washington, D.C. http://bit.ly/2x4leEw

And because I thought you should know, here's what a baby flamingo looks like. I'm not sure how I feel about it... http://bzfd.it/2jpzeUA

Actually, this is what it reminds me of --> http://bit.ly/2y953oj

 

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