The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over New Zealand coverage

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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump says media trying to blame him for New Zealand shootings | Trump knocks Biden as 'low I.Q.' for almost announcing 2020 bid early | O'Rourke nets $6.1M in first day | Trump keeps tight grip on GOP | Republicans look to rein in emergency powers | Shark crashes first underwater news broadcast | Cow runs to a Chick-fil-A

  

NEWS THIS MORNING

OK, who had 'low I.Q.' for Trump's Biden nickname:

This morning, President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE insulted former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again Don't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates Hickenlooper laughs off lack of recognition by security guard at Democratic debate MORE for almost slipping up and announcing a presidential run. http://bit.ly/2FjnlZy

Trump tweeted: "Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President. Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual!" http://bit.ly/2TSkjU6 

WHAT SPARKED THIS -- OH WOW, YUP HE DID:

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During a speech to Delaware Democrats over the weekend, Joe Biden said, "I'm told I get criticized by the 'New Left.' I have the most progressive record of anybody running for the ... anybody who would run." Realizing his mishap, he chuckled and did the sign of the cross. http://bit.ly/2Fe4IEU

Watch -- it's both funny and awkward: http://bit.ly/2UD8TAJ

WHY BIDEN'S 'MIDDLE-CLASS JOE' REPUTATION IS ON THE LINE:

https://politi.co/2TelHMz

  

Trump criticizes the media for New Zealand coverage:

President Trump accused the news media of blaming him for the mosque shootings in New Zealand last week. 

He tweeted: "The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!"

What sparked Trump's tweet: "Some U.S. media coverage has focused on the suspected gunman's manifesto, which called Trump a 'symbol of renewed white identity,' and some pundits have argued he has stoked white nationalist fervor worldwide." http://bit.ly/2TSUfIt

 

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ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Beto Bucks:

Former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkePoll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place The Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate Warren visits migrant care shelter, says children being marched 'like little prisoners' MORE (D-Texas) raised $6.1 million in the first 24 of his campaign, topping all other Democratic contenders. http://bit.ly/2OaDJ1e

 

HOW THAT COMPARES:

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again Don't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates MORE (I-Vt.) raised $5.9 million in the first day.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisPoll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place 2020 Dems say they will visit Homestead facility holding migrant children Warren visits migrant care shelter, says children being marched 'like little prisoners' MORE (D-Calif.) raised $1.5 million in the first day.

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharPelosi: Congress will receive election security briefing in July 2020 Dems say they will visit Homestead facility holding migrant children The Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate MORE (D-Minn.) and former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) both raised $1 million each in the first two days.

The numbers: http://bit.ly/2TedtnE

 

The presidential announcement that'll make you think, 'Wait, didn't we already know that?':

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandWarren visits migrant care shelter, says children being marched 'like little prisoners' Where 2020 Democrats stand in betting markets ahead of first debate GOP lays debate trap for 2020 Democrats MORE (D-N.Y.) officially entered the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Why you probably thought she was in: Gillibrand announced an exploratory committee in January. https://nyti.ms/2UHUyTB

 

Meanwhile on the red team:

Via The Hill's Scott Wong, "President Trump has suffered a handful of high-profile legislative defeats in recent days. But you'd be mistaken to think Trump has lost his grip on the Grand Old Party." The numbers…: "Recent polls show that the president is still enormously popular among likely GOP voters -- a fact GOP officeholders and those contemplating political bids in 2020 are well aware of." How this could play out: http://bit.ly/2Y25IVf 

NEW POLLING: 

According to a new Emerson College survey, President Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDon't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place Senate Health Committee advances bipartisan package to lower health costs MORE (D-Mass.) in Wisconsin. The numbers: http://bit.ly/2FaeCrl 

A LIGHTER, INTERESTNG READ:

"Why We're So Obsessed With How Politicians Eat" Via Politico's Sara Dickermanhttps://politi.co/2TgKpMa

 

IN OTHER NEWS

We will get to see redacted Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenHouse Intelligence Committee to subpoena Trump associate Felix Sater Hicks repeatedly blocked by White House from answering Judiciary questions The Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle MORE documents:

“A federal judge in Manhattan has ordered prosecutors to publicly release redacted copies of search warrants and other documents tied to last year’s FBI raid on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s properties.” http://bit.ly/2Td2ivq

When the documents will be publicly filed: Tuesday. 

What we may learn from the documents: “The order means that the public is likely to soon learn more about the April 2018 FBI raid on Cohen’s home, office and hotel room that eventually led to the former Trump confidante pleading guilty to a series of federal charges last year.” http://bit.ly/2Td2ivq

 

Rest in peace:

Economist Alan Krueger, who served in the Clinton and Obama administrations, passed away over the weekend at the age of 58. His New York Times obituary: https://nyti.ms/2TOyxGf 

 

Getting traction -- Khashoggi's death was part of a bigger operation:

Via The New York Times's Mark Mazzetti and Ben Hubbard, "Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia authorized a secret campaign to silence dissenters -- which included the surveillance, kidnapping, detention and torture of Saudi citizens -- over a year before the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, according to American officials who have read classified intelligence reports about the campaign." The full storyhttps://nyti.ms/2OaMV5M

  

Rein it in, cowboy:

Via The Hill's Jordain Carney, Republicans are already thinking about limiting presidential powers for future national emergencies. http://bit.ly/2W2waw4

How so: "Roughly a third of the Republican conference, including members of leadership, is already backing legislation from Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSenate GOP to defeat proposal requiring approval for Iran attack Overnight Defense: Trump says he doesn't need exit strategy with Iran | McConnell open to vote on Iran war authorization | Senate panel advances bill to restrict emergency arms sales Senate panel advances bill to restrict emergency arms sales MORE (R-Utah) that would require Congress to pass a resolution approving future national emergency declarations within 30 days. Without the approval, the resolution would be terminated."

Keep in mind: Trump vetoed the resolution to block his national emergency, but neither chamber of Congress has enough votes to override his veto. I.e.: He won round one.

  

IN LOCAL NEWS

Free tacos in Farragut!:

Via PoPville, Taqueria Local in the Farragut Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is giving away free tacos to celebrate the store's first anniversary. http://bit.ly/2CsBEJe

  

NOTABLE TWEETS

Trending -- I'm not crying, you're crying: 

 

From presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's husband:

 

ON TAP

The House and Senate are out for the week.

11:30 a.m. EDT: President Trump received a briefing on the economic report of the president.

12:30 p.m. EDT: President Trump has lunch with Vice President Pence.

1:45 p.m. EDT: President Trump receives an intelligence briefing.

2:10 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence leaves for Monterey, Calif.

 

WHAT TO WATCH

5:45 p.m. EDT: President Trump attends the Greek Independence Day celebration in the White House. Livestream: http://bit.ly/2F9Nw3B

 

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Sloppy Joe Day.

 

Point one for Sky News:

Sky News made history by delivering the news headlines while 300 meters below sea in the Indian Ocean. The cool part: The broadcasters spotted a shark. Watch: http://bit.ly/2F8SUns 

 

The news we deserve -- Eat Mor Chikin:

A cow on the loose ran in the direction of a Chick-fil-A in Indiana. Watch: http://bit.ly/2TNqE3h

 

And to feel better about not wanting to get out of bed this morning, here's a dog who has stronger feelings about it than you: http://bit.ly/2ObzeU5