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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump 'very troubled' by Tulsa shooting | Don King stumps for Trump | Lawmaker munches Skittles at hearing | CNN denies Lewandowski suspension | 'Buffalo Nite' on Capitol Hill 

NOT THE FIRECRACKER STATEMENT WE'D EXPECT: Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE in a tweet called on Americans to come together after separate police shootings of black men in Charlotte, N.C., and Tulsa, Okla. "The situations in Tulsa and Charlotte are tragic. We must come together to make America safe again ... Hopefully the violence & unrest in Charlotte will come to an immediate end. To those injured, get well soon. We need unity & leadership." http://bit.ly/2coT1zX

Context: This is a much more subdued response than Trump's reaction to the Orlando shooting, for example: http://huff.to/2cZIdrp

Trump later spoke about the shooting at an event, adding... that he is "very troubled" by the Tulsa shooting. Trump said that it looked like the man killed did everything he should have done when he was confronted
by police. http://bit.ly/2cKGXua 

Happy Hump Day! 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 weekend plans to cmartel@thehill.com, @CateMartel and on Facebook.

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BREAKING -- ANOTHER JOB, ANOTHER 'IS HE IN? IS HE OUT?' STORYLINE: Mediaite's J.D. Durkin is reporting that former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who joined CNN as a political contributor, has been suspended from CNN. Why: The network found out Lewandowski was still being paid by the Trump campaign, separate from (!) his severance package. How we know: Federal Election Commission filings show the Trump campaign gave Lewandowski $20,000 for "strategy consulting." Keep in mind: Lewandowski's hiring at CNN was very controversial at the network. http://bit.ly/2cKnYQm

OH BUT WAIT...: CNN is denying the report saying, "No he is not suspended. He will be on our air later today." http://bit.ly/2cQJeS9

REACTION FROM TRUMP CAMPAIGN SPOX HOPE HICKS: "Corey Lewandowski, who is no longer involved in the campaign, continues to receive monthly severance payments. The campaign will continue to honor its contract with Mr. Lewandowski, which stipulates he will be paid through the end of the year. These payments are in no way compensation for services rendered." 

ONE TRUMP, TWO TRUMP, RED TRUMP, BLUE TRUMP: Via The Hill's Amie Parnes, in closed-door sessions, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton responds to Trump tweets telling Dem lawmakers to 'go back' to their countries The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur: Here's how to choose a president MORE is prepping for multiple Donald Trump personalities. Think: Subdued Trump vs. full-punches Trump willing to bring up the Clintons' marriage and the suicide of Vince Foster. What we don't know: Who is playing Trump in the sessions. http://bit.ly/2cRf5QR

For some reason, this is exactly what I'm picturing debate prep looking like --> http://bit.ly/29XjjZg

BABY'S...ER, PRESIDENT'S FIRST VETO OVERRIDE: Via The Hill's Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney, the Senate will stay in session next week for a looming showdown with President Obama over legislation making it easier for the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. What's next: Obama is expected to veto the legislation by Friday. However, it has overwhelming bipartisan support and could reach the two-thirds majorities in both chambers to override the veto. Why it's big: This would be President Obama's FIRST congressional override. http://bit.ly/2cQtsXt

THROWBACK -- ROMNEY RELEASED HIS TAXES FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY: On Feb. 28, 2016 (yes, this year!), Donald Trump tweeted: "Mitt Romney didn't show his tax return until SEPTEMBER 21, 2012, and then only after being humiliated by Harry [Reid]! A bad messenger for estab!" And here we are, Sep. 21 and Trump has still not released his taxes. Hey, pot? It's kettle. http://bit.ly/2cULnsG 

DEVELOPING THIS MORNING – DUUUUUDE, REALLY?? Via The Daily Mail, Anthony Weiner reportedly carried on a months-long online relationship with a troubled 15-year-old girl. It involved him asking the girl to dress up in a 'school-girl' outfit and pressing her to engage in 'rape fantasies.' http://dailym.ai/2cHD8m1 

BREWS AND BROS: Last night, BuzzFeed Brews relaunched at the Newseum, where reporter Tarini Parti interviewed Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeFairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act exposes Silicon Valley's hollow diversity slogans Overnight Defense: Senate rejects effort to restrict Trump on Iran | Democrats at debate vow to shore up NATO | Senate confirms chief of Space Command Senate sets new voting record with Iran war measure MORE (R-Utah), who had quite the bromance brewing. Isn't it ironic: Booker and Lee are two senators who don't drink alcohol. Funniest part of the night:

Booker, talking about Republicans who support criminal justice reform: "When I have the Koch brothers general counsel, Mark Holden, who is now legitimately a friend of mine..."

Parti: "And he's here"

Booker: "Is he here? Really? That rat bastard didn't give me a hug? ... Hey, Mark." 

SPOTTED: Rick Tyler, former national spokesman and communications director for Cruz for President; Mark Holden, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Koch Industries, Inc.; The Daily Beast's Tim Mak; The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau; The Washington Post's Kelsey Snell; Roll Call's Niels Lesniewski; Politico's Hadas Gold; and Rachel Thomas, national press secretary, EMILY'S List. Also, BuzzFeed's Ben SmithJohn Stanton, Kate Nocera and many more.

 

NOTABLE TWEETS:

Los Angeles Times's Mike Memoli (Keep reading for a refresher on King's bio...)
"Every white woman should cast a vote for Donald Trump" -- Don King http://bit.ly/2daS2Eu

Josh Marvine
"The iPhone doesn't have a headphone jack but the Galaxy literally explodes" is a perfect metaphor for this election. http://bit.ly/2cKzS8E 

The Washington Examiner's Sarah Westwood (Yes, this is actually happening.)
Rep. Luis GutierrezLuis Vicente GutierrezDHS to make migrants wait in Mexico while asylum claims processed Coffman loses GOP seat in Colorado Trump changes mean only wealthy immigrants may apply, says critic MORE, w/ mouth full of Skittles, says at IRS hearing: "Every now & then I get a bad Skittle..doesn't mean I want to ban them" http://bit.ly/2db9U29

 

 

ON TAP:

The House is in and working on the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act, which would make public details about Iranian leaders' financial assets. The House is voting at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

1 p.m. EDT: Donald Trump is holding a rally at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo, Ohio, with Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceJewish group plans DC protest to occupy ICE detention centers Trump to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants at US-Mexico border Pence aide: Trump's 'intent' wasn't racist MORE. Note: Boxing promoter Don King, who was convicted for non-negligent manslaughter in 1966, is traveling with Trump today

1:05 p.m. EDT: President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

2 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton campaigns in Orlando, Fla., at the Frontline Outreach Youth and Family Center.

2 p.m. EDT: President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

6-9 p.m. EDT: The 38th annual "Buffalo Nite" on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the New York State Congressional Delegation. Yes, that's Buffalo wings. It's a beautiful thing. http://bit.ly/2cCHHMt

8 p.m. EDT: Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineAcosta defends Epstein deal, bucking calls for resignation Republican lawmakers on why they haven't read Mueller report: 'Tedious' and 'what's the point?' Schumer calls on Acosta to step down over Epstein MORE will attend a fundraiser in San Francisco.

10 a.m. EDT Thursday: The Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing on cosmetic safety practices. http://bit.ly/2d0LjNz 

 

WHAT TO WATCH:

10 p.m. EDT: Fox News's Sean Hannity will host a town hall with Donald Trump at a black church in Cleveland.

 

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...:

Today is National Pecan Cookie Day. Ehh, I guess everything deserves its day.

NEW LUNCH OPTIONS: Via The Washington Post's Becky Krystal, a start-up "MealPal" has just launched in Washington, D.C. It's a subscription-based lunch program that gives customers several lunch options to pre-order for $5.99. The service is also live in Chicago, New York, Boston, Miami and San Francisco. Side note: The sandwich in that photo looks amazing: http://wapo.st/2djc3Yr

FREE COFFEE ALERT: Via PopVille, Compass Coffee is opening a new location in Farragut Square. To celebrate, they are giving away free coffee all day today! http://bit.ly/2cQpSMZ

And because you read this far, here are puppies smiling: http://bit.ly/2d4nxQa 

 

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