TRUMP’S SCHEDULE TODAY
8 a.m.: President Donald Trump will depart the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews, on his way to Florida.
10:40 a.m.: Trump will arrive in Fort Myers, Florida.
10:55 a.m.: Trump will receive a briefing on Hurricane Irma relief efforts at the Southwest Florida International Airport.
11:30 a.m.: Trump will depart Fort Myers en route to Naples, Florida.
11:40 a.m.: Trump will arrive in Naples.
12:10 p.m.: Trump will visit with individuals impacted by Irma in Naples.
1:15 p.m.: Trump will depart Naples en route to Fort Myers, and travel from there to Washington, D.C.
4 p.m.: Trump will return to the White House.
7 p.m.: Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will host the White House Historical Association reception and dinner.
TRUMP’S TWITTER THIS MORNING: “No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote. … The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built. … 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 … Am leaving now for Florida to see our GREAT first responders and to thank the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA etc. A real disaster, much work to do!”
WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT: From POLITICO’s Burgess Everett, Josh Dawsey, Rachael Bade and Heather Caygle: “President Donald Trump on Thursday denied that he struck an agreement with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to provide a pathway to citizenship for young immigrants known as ‘Dreamers,’ tweeting that ‘no deal was made last night.’ His tweets came hours after congressional aides briefed on the meeting between the president and Pelosi and Schumer said the trio had reached a tentative agreement to beef up border security in exchange for helping young immigrants brought to the country illegally gain citizenship. The framework, hatched at an unusual dinner hosted by Trump, would exclude funding for the border wall, Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement. And notably the agreement does not thus far include House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-Ky.), whom Trump spurned for Pelosi and Schumer on a fiscal deal last week. Trump, facing backlash from conservatives after news of a deal emerged, on Thursday morning didn’t deny that building the border wall could be separate from any DACA deal. But he emphasized that the wall, which he says is currently under construction ‘in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.'”
DON AND NANCY: From POLITICO’s Heather Caygle: “Just months ago, Nancy Pelosi’s grip on power was tested again by rebellious Democrats frustrated with her leadership. Now she’s strategizing with President Donald Trump in phone calls and over dinner at the White House. The dramatic reversal of fortune for the longtime House Democratic leader is forcing even her loudest critics to reconsider.”
RUSSIA PROBE WATCH: From POLITICO’s Darren Samuelsohn: “The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds. The little-noticed change could help President Donald Trump’s aides raise the money they need to pay attorneys as the Russia probe expands — but raises the potential for hidden conflicts of interest or other ethics trouble.”