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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Obama calls on GOP leaders to renounce Trump | Republican lawmaker to vote for Clinton | Veteran gives Trump a Purple Heart | Biden officiates same-sex marriage | National Ice Cream Sandwich Day 

JUST NOW -- OBAMA READS TRUMP, GOP THE RIOT ACT: President Obama just held a press conference where he said Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated MORE is unfit to be commander in chief and called on Republican leaders to denounce him. "The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family ... the fact that he doesn't appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia, means that he's woefully unprepared to do this job." Ouch. http://bit.ly/2apCzLQ Key moments:

AP's Erica Werner
Obama: "Yes I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. I said so last week and he keeps on proving it." http://bit.ly/2aKrUhj

CNN's Jeff Zeleny
Obama says GOP criticism of Trump "rings hollow" if Republicans who disagree on Khan continue to support him. http://bit.ly/2atb6dy

Los Angeles Times's Mike Memoli
Obama: I felt I was right and McCain, Romney were wrong on certain policy issues. "But I never thought that they couldn't do the job." http://bit.ly/2ayf3vt

The Huffington Post's Jennifer Bendery
"There has to come a point at which you say, enough," Obama says to Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Dem candidate says he faced cultural barriers on the campaign trail because he is working-class Former House candidate and ex-ironworker says there is 'buyer's remorse' for Trump in Midwest Head of top hedge fund association to step down MORE and Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump: Green New Deal 'the most preposterous thing' and 'easy to beat' 2020 Dems avoid this year's AIPAC conference GOP eager to exploit Dem court-packing fight MORE.http://bit.ly/2av7nfI

Politico's Edward-Isaac Dovere
"it is not so easy to completely mess things up" -- [said the Singapore Prime Minister], avoiding direct comment on US elections, but talking what might happen... http://bit.ly/2apDgVi

It's Tuesday, and with the conventions over and Congress out for the next month, we're in total happy hour/leave work early/go to the beach/organize your life-mode -- we just may need to give Donald Trump that memo. I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of what you missed this morning and what's on tap for the rest of the day. Send comments, story ideas and upcoming events to cmartel@thehill.com@CateMartel and on Facebook.

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NEW THIS A.M. -- THE TIDES ARE TURNING: In an op-ed for The Syracuse Post Standard, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) on Tuesday became the first Republican in Congress (!) to say he will be voting for Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic Socialists of America endorses Sanders for president How to end the Electoral College and elect our next president by popular vote CNN town halls put network at center of Dem primary MORE for president, harshly criticizing his own party's nominee, Donald Trump. "I think Trump is a national embarrassment. Is he really the guy you want to have the nuclear codes?" Damn. Full op-edhttp://bit.ly/2aP3Xn3

BUT KEEP THIS IN MIND: Hanna is retiring from Congress, so he doesn't have as much at stake.

WHAT THE WHAT? -- I CAN'T:  A military veteran presented Donald Trump with his Purple Heart ahead of his Tuesday rally in Virginia. "Man, that's big stuff," Trump said. "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart -- this was much easier." Keep this in mind: A Purple Heart is given to someone who is wounded or killed while serving. http://bit.ly/2aiNTHR

CBS's Sopan Deb
A little kid is yelling "Take the bitch down!" when Trump mentions Hillary Clinton. A little kid. No more than 10, I would say. http://bit.ly/2av9Fvq

The LA Times's Noah Bierman
"Actually I was only kidding. You can get the baby out
of here" Trump gets laughs 5 minutes after telling mom the crying is ok http://bit.ly/2apGkRg 

YOU, TOO, CAN BE PRESIDENT IN JUST 5 EASY STEPS!: Via The Hill's Amie Parnes, momentum has been on Hillary Clinton's side since Philadelphia. Here's the five-step playbook on how to keep it from shifting back to Donald Trump: http://bit.ly/2aZCy0Y 

  1. Cast Trump as unfit to lead
  2. Prepare for the debates (and manage expectations)
  3. Lock down Ohio
  4. Win over moderate Republicans
  5. Beware the bedwetters

YOU GUYS CAN'T BE TRUSTED WITH AN EMOJI LIKE THAT: Apple is trading a pistol emoji for a green squirt gun in the latest version of its iPhone and iPad operating system, according to a new report. Other new emoji additions: women performing stereotypically male professions including construction, detective work and policing; female athletes; a pride flag; and family options for single parents. http://bit.ly/2asUSAZ

INTERESTING TIDBIT -- THAT NEWSY MOMENT WASN'T PLANNED: Khizr Khan, the father of an American Muslim soldier killed in Iraq, said he didn't plan to pull out his pocket Constitution during his speech last week at the Democratic National Convention. It was just his dog-eared copy that has been marked up from reading it. "I didn't realize until in the cab in the convention I had it in my pocket," he added. http://bit.ly/2awUPlg

I'M SEEING A POST-WHITE HOUSE CAREER POPPING UP FOR YOU, JOEY B: Vice President Biden on Monday officiated a wedding for a same-sex couple, marrying two White House staffers at his residence in Washington. How: Biden obtained a temporary certificate from the District of Columbia so he could legally conduct the ceremony. So you're saying he didn't become an officiant online? :( Photos: http://bit.ly/2ay0tny

 

NOTABLE TWEETS:

Fusion's Adam Weinstein (Oh, ouch!)
Every so often -- less often than it should -- CNN gets a chyron right http://bit.ly/2afaJ7Q

Adam Khan
This is an astonishing chart http://bit.ly/2aJZOD2

The Daily Beast's Olivia Nuzzi
I tried to keep track of every lie Donald Trump told on Monday http://bit.ly/2aNhheO

 

ON TAP:

11 a.m. EDT: Donald Trump campaigns in Ashburn, Va. Photos of attendees:

The Los Angeles Times's Noah Bierman
Man in Trump line has Obama birth certificate forgery shirt. http://bit.ly/2axUvmJ

Fox 5's Ronica Cleary
All dressed up for today's Donald Trump rally in VA http://bit.ly/2aKcgm0

3 p.m. EDT: Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDem senator wants Trump to extend immigration protections to Venezuelans Pentagon sends Congress list of projects that could lose funds to Trump's emergency declaration The Hill's Morning Report - 2020 Dems grapple with race, gender and privilege MORE campaigns in Daytona Beach, Fla.

5 p.m. EDT: Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceOvernight Health Care: Trump officials sued over Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire | Analysis contradicts HHS claims on Arkansas Medicaid changes | Azar signals HHS won't back down on e-cigs Trump health chief backs needle exchanges in anti-HIV strategy Pence travels to Nebraska to survey flood damage MORE holds a town hall in Tucson, Ariz.

10 p.m. EDT: Mike Pence campaigns in Phoenix. Live stream: http://bit.ly/2aMCsNL

3 p.m. EDT tomorrow: Donald Trump holds a town hall in Daytona Beach, Fla.

5:15 p.m. EDT tomorrow: Hillary Clinton holds a rally in Commerce City, Colo.

7 p.m. EDT tomorrow: Donald Trump holds a rally in Jacksonville, Fla.

 

WHAT TO WATCH:

9 p.m. EDT Wednesday: CNN's Anderson Cooper will host a Libertarian presidential town hall with Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonPotential GOP primary challenger: Trump's 'contempt for the American people' behind possible bid The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration Former Mass. governor takes step toward Trump primary challenge MORE and Bill Weld.

 

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...:

Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! It's also National Coloring Book Day

MERRIMENT, DEATH TRAP -- SAME THING: A 100-meter long glass skywalk has opened in China -- stretching around a cliff on Tiamen Mountain. The photos are terrifying: http://cnn.it/2axRpPq

COME ON! STEP IT UP, D.C.: The Boston Police Department has added an ice cream truck to its patrol fleet. Yes, they will be handing out free ice cream as part of a community initiative. http://ti.me/2aMDQ2W

...And to change popular opinion, here's proof that humans aren't the only species to binge-watch Netflix on a laptop. http://bit.ly/2aFG8hE

 

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