The Hill's 12:30 Report: 'Send her back' chants stun Washington

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The Hill's 12:30 Report: 'Send her back' chants stun Washington | House GOP campaign chair condemns chants | 2020 Dems hammer Trump after rally | Lawmakers weigh need for increased security | Omar, Trump supporters tweet dueling hashtags | Fallout after House kills impeachment effort | House votes for $15 minimum wage White House, Pelosi inch closer to budget deal | Epstein denied bail | DC tries for ice cream sundae record | Gossip Girl reboot

  

TALK OF THE MORNING

Whoever said this presidential race is a circus?

Me, that was me. I said that.:

President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE held a raucous campaign rally where he stoked the anger of his supporters over the "squad" of four progressive minority congresswomen. http://bit.ly/2xUYzu4

Getting traction from the rally: When Trump went after Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMaher hits back at Tlaib: Does she 'want to boycott 93 percent of her own party?' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' Trump ramps up attacks on Tlaib MORE(D-Minn.), a Somali refugee, the crowd booed and chanted "send her back." http://bit.ly/30FSSg6

Watch the boos and chants: The chants start around the 50-second mark. http://bit.ly/30CAAMz

Livestream of the rally: http://bit.ly/30B7MnN

  

REACTIONS: 

Trending on Twitter: The hashtag #IStandWithIlhan started trending after the chants. http://bit.ly/30CpOG7

^ Then a dueling hashtag trended: The hashtag in favor of Rep. Omar was challenged with #IStandWithPresTrump. http://bit.ly/2xPnHm7

Fellow squad member AOC reacted to the rally: "To all those scared for our future: we can get through this better than we started. We have the power to triumph over hatred, division, and bigotry. But decency cannot be taken for granted. It is something we must create, advance, and actively work to build each and every day," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezPoll: Voters split on whether it's acceptable for Israel to deny Omar, Tlaib visas NJ college censures trustee over posts targeting 'the squad' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted. http://bit.ly/30CGXPV

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From former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop adviser on Sanders: 'He's always been underestimated' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' 'Forever war' slogans short-circuit the scrutiny required of national security choices MORE: "It's clear that Donald Trump is trying to divide us by race and gender. It's immoral. Our children are listening," Biden tweeted. His full reaction: http://bit.ly/30CHz8b

From Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSenate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Top adviser on Sanders: 'He's always been underestimated' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' MORE (D-Mass.): "This president is desperate. Calling out his racism, xenophobia, and misogyny is imperative," Warren tweeted. Her full reaction: http://bit.ly/30CHz8b

From Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSenate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Top adviser on Sanders: 'He's always been underestimated' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' MORE (D-Calif.): "It's vile. It's cowardly. It's xenophobic. It's racist. It defiles the office of the President. And I won't share it here." http://bit.ly/30CHz8b

Reactions from other 2020 Democrats: http://bit.ly/30CHz8b

 

Trump's comments also put Republicans in a difficult spot.

From National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom EmmerThomas (Tom) Earl EmmerDemocrat running for Will Hurd's seat raises over million in first 100 days of campaign The House Republicans and Democrats not seeking reelection in 2020 Cook Political Report moves TX-23 from Toss Up to Lean Democratic after Hurd retirement MORE (R-Minn.): Emmer said there is "no place for that kind of talk." He also defended Trump, saying there is "not a racist bone in this president's body." http://bit.ly/2xSF4lM

From Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads Cindy McCain says no one in Republican Party carries 'voice of reason' after husband's death Trump says he'll decide on foreign aid cuts within a week MORE (R-S.C.): "No, I don't think it's racist to say. … I don't think a Somali refugee embracing Trump would not have been asked to go back. If you're a racist you want everybody from Somalia to go back." Watch Graham's full response: http://bit.ly/2xWb2Oh

 

DEMOCRATS WANT INCREASED SECURITY FOR OMAR:

Via The Hill’s Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis, “Lawmakers on Thursday expressed alarm over the threats toward freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) ... Multiple Democrats are calling for more enhanced security for members of Congress, including Omar and her three closest allies who were also targeted by Trump earlier this week when he suggested they all ‘go back’ to their countries.” http://bit.ly/2xRoov1

 

It's Thursday and it's another stifling hot day in D.C. Thoughts and prayers for anyone wearing a suit today. 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 -- and follow along on Twitter @CateMartel and Facebook.

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TRUMP'S INSULTS FOR EACH MEMBER OF THE 'SQUAD':

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.): "I don't have time to go with three different names. We'll call her Cortez. Takes too much time," Trump said.

Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibMaher hits back at Tlaib: Does she 'want to boycott 93 percent of her own party?' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' Trump ramps up attacks on Tlaib MORE (D-Mich.): "That's not somebody that loves our country," Trump said.

On Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.): "She looks down with contempt on the hardworking Americans saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country. Omar has a history of launching vicious anti-Semitic screeds." https://cbsn.ws/30HCZWp

Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna Pressley'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' Trump ramps up attacks on Tlaib Trump slams Tlaib after press conference on Israel ban: I don't buy her tears MORE (D-Mass.): Trump joked that Pressley could be related to the singer Elvis Presley.

  

ALSO FROM THE RALLY:

Ok, this is kinda sad: "'You lose all your friends when you're president,' President Trump says, before saying his old friends are scared to talk to him now that he's in office. 'I lost all my friends!'" http://bit.ly/30EjWfC

 

HOW THE OMAR MOMENT FORESHADOWS THE VIBE FOR 2020:

"The scene laid bare Trump's effort to use the group to frame Democrats as extreme ahead of the 2020 election but also fueled the notion that he is seeking to exploit the nation's racial divisions for political gain." http://bit.ly/2xUYzu4

Op-ed: http://bit.ly/2xVConK

  

BREAKING

Jeffrey Epstein is denied bail:

Billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was just denied bail on sex trafficking charges. http://bit.ly/2xTF9FX

The prosecution’s argument against bail: Prosecutors argued Epstein could be a flight risk.

The defense’s argument for bail: “The defense had argued he should be allowed to await trial under house arrest with electronic monitoring at his $77 million Manhattan mansion. They said he wouldn’t run and was willing to pledge a fortune of at least $559 million as collateral.” 

From U.S. District Judge Richard Berman: “I doubt that any bail package can overcome danger to the community.” 

  

IN CONGRESS

Just now — House says 15 is the new 7.25:

The House just voted to raise the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour. http://bit.ly/2xZNFmJ

The vote: 231-199, mostly along party lines.

Keep in mind — this won't become law: The Senate is not expected to take up this bill, but the minimum wage will likely be a theme in the 2020 elections.

Why this is a compromise for liberals: “The legislation represented a compromise between liberal and centrist Democrats who had debated how large the wage hike would be, whether it would rise at the same level across the country and whether there should be flexibilities within it. Liberals won the battle for enacting a wage hike to $15 across the country, while centrists succeeded in lengthening the time period for the extension from five to six years.” 

 

A House divided:

The House voted yesterday to kill the articles of impeachment against President Trump that Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenDanish prime minister: Trump's idea to buy Greenland 'absurd'  Juan Williams: Democrats finally hit Trump where it hurts We need a climate plan for agriculture MORE (D-Texas) brought to the floor yesterday. http://bit.ly/30EiWbm

The vote: 332-95. I.e.: Not even close.

What this vote shows: A deep divide within the Democratic Party on whether to move forward with impeaching the president.  

List of the 95 Democrats who voted in support of impeachment: http://bit.ly/2xZAbY9

  

^ The House was a little more unified on this one: 

The House voted to hold Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrProsecutors are mainly to blame for the criminal justice crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes 10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall MORE and Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossHuawei grappling with 'live or die moment,' founder says Ex-counterintelligence official warns Trump administration not to be shortsighted on Huawei The Hill's Morning Report - Trump searches for backstops amid recession worries MORE in criminal contempt for withholding documents related to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. http://bit.ly/2xW7ETm

The vote: 230-198. Four Democrats voted with Republicans against the resolution.

  

We'll talk: 

Via The Hill's Jordain Carney, "Democratic leaders are opening the door to eliminating the 60-vote legislative filibuster if they recapture the Senate majority in the 2020 elections." http://bit.ly/2xVCk7f

What happened this week: "Progressives who are pushing to nix it got a boost this week when the two highest ranking Democrats in the Senate didn't explicitly rule the option out. But even if Democrats won the majority, it would be an uphill battle to get the votes necessary to pass such a controversial rule change." 

  

IN THE WHITE HOUSE

Do we have a deal?!:

This morning, Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinTrump says he'll decide on foreign aid cuts within a week Democrats push judge for quick action on Trump tax returns lawsuit Five key players in Trump's trade battles MORE said the administration has reached a top-line spending deal with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads The Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes Hobbled NRA shows strength with Trump MORE (D-Calif.) http://bit.ly/2xTtp6l

Mnuchin on CNBC's "Squawk Box": "The good news is we've reached an agreement between the administration, the House and the Senate on top-line numbers, for both year one and year two," he said. 

But negotiations are still ongoing: "We're now discussing offsets as well as certain structural issues," Mnuchin also said. 

  

NOTABLE TWEETS

This is important news.:

 

Jeeeez, this footage is crazy:

Watch: http://bit.ly/2xTPO3G

 

ON TAP

The House and Senate are in. President Trump and Vice President Pence are in Washington, D.C.

10:30–11:30 a.m. EDT: First and last votes in the House. The House's full schedule today: http://bit.ly/30EcyAK

11:30 a.m. EDT: The Senate votes on two nominations. The Senate's full schedule today: http://bit.ly/30Kpm8Z

Noon: President Trump and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpEx-Melania Trump adviser raised concerns of excessive inauguration spending weeks before events: CNN The Hill's Morning Report - Trump moves green cards, citizenship away from poor, low-skilled White House seeks volunteers, musicians for Christmas celebrations MORE take a photo with members of Team USA for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games.

1:30 p.m. EDT: President Trump meets with the prime minister of the Netherlands.

1:45 p.m. EDT: The Senate votes on a nomination.

3:20 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence meets with the CEO of United Airlines.

  

WHAT TO WATCH

10 a.m. EDT: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) held a press briefing. Livestream: https://cs.pn/30IliGj

10:40 a.m. EDT: Vice President Pence speaks at the Second Annual Religious Freedom Ministerial at the State Department. Livestream: http://bit.ly/30CWwXY

11:30 a.m. EDT: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOmar says US should reconsider aid to Israel I'm not a Nazi, I'm just a dude: What it's like to be the other Steve King Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' MORE (R-Calif.) held a press briefing. Livestream: https://cs.pn/30BItBW

2:35 p.m. EDT: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a flag presentation ceremony. Livestreamhttp://bit.ly/30DPXEp

  

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Sour Candy Day. It's also National Caviar Day.

 

I wouldn't feel right withholding this intel from you:

Via DCist, Ice Cream Jubilee is trying to set a local record for the longest ice cream sundae. When: This Sunday. How big: 40-150 feet long. Details: http://bit.ly/30G3USp

 

Xoxo...:

"Gossip Girl" is coming back with a reboot on the new streaming service HBO Max. What we know: http://bit.ly/2xQZYll

 

And because it's hot and all we want are cool thoughts, here's a dog who is successfully handling the heat: http://bit.ly/30FhGEY