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Today in Trumpworld — September 15

Written by Lisa

TRUMP’S SCHEDULE TODAY

9:45 a.m.: President Donald Trump will meet with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in the Oval Office.

10 a.m.: Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing in the Oval Office.

11 a.m.: Trump will speak to Jewish leaders by telephone from the Oval Office.

1 p.m.: Trump will meet with Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) in the Oval Office.

2:05 p.m.: Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will depart the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews.

2:15 p.m.: The Trumps will arrive at Joint Base Andrews.

2:25 p.m.: Trump will participate in a demonstration by the air fleet of the joint base.

3 p.m.: Trump will participate in a discussion with airmen.

3:35 p.m.: Trump will deliver remarks to military personnel and families at Joint Base Andrews.

4:05 p.m.: Trump will depart Joint Base Andrews en route to New Jersey.

5:20 p.m.: Trump will arrive at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

TRUMP’S TWITTER THIS MORNING: “With the ridiculous Filibuster Rule in the Senate, Republicans need 60 votes to pass legislation, rather than 51. Can’t get votes, END NOW! … Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive! … Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner.The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better! … The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct! … We have made more progress in the last nine months against ISIS than the Obama Administration has made in 8 years.Must be proactive & nasty! … ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!”

UPDATE FROM LONDON: From POLITICO Europe’s Saim Saeed and Emma Anderson: “An explosion in an underground train carriage at Parsons Green station in southwest London is being treated as a ‘terrorist incident’ by police. Eighteen people were taken to hospitals, but none are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition, according to the London Ambulance Service. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley told reporters that most of the injuries appear to be flash burns. Rowley explained that police believe the explosion at about 8:20 a.m. local time on a train at Parsons Green station was caused by an improvised explosive device.”

HURT FEELINGS IN THE GOP: From POLITICO’s Burgess Everett, Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey: “Donald Trump’s latest fling with Democrats has plunged the Republican Party into a state of confusion and outrage that far surpasses the frustration with his debt ceiling deal with the minority last week. While GOP leaders were able to brush off the debt pact as no big deal, after Thursday they were reminding the president that they — not the Democrats — run Congress. Though they differed on whether to bill it as a deal, Trump and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi agreed in some fashion that they want to shield so-called Dreamers from deportation and beef up border security, leaving the fight over the border wall for later. That left Republicans grappling with a frightening new potential reality: that Trump will cut controversial deals with Democrats and leave them to pick up the pieces.”

INSIDE TRUMP’S DANCE WITH THE DEMS: From POLITICO’s Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey: “After months of hammering Republicans over their failure to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump huddled this week with moderate House Democrats and Republicans who were trying to sell him on a fix to the health care law. Upon hearing it had bipartisan support, the president had one question: ‘Can I call it “repeal and replace”?’ ‘You can call it whatever you want, Mr. President,’ a Democratic lawmaker told Trump, eliciting laughter throughout the room. The president loved that response. Trump is on a bipartisan tear of late. Elated by what he viewed as glowing press after his debt ceiling deal with Democratic leaders ‘Chuck and Nancy’ last week, Trump wants to replicate that thrill of victory, which he believes Republicans have failed to deliver since his inauguration.”

TRUMP SIGNS CHARLOTTESVILLE RESOLUTION: From POLITICO’s Cristiano Lima: “President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a congressional joint resolution condemning the violence of neo-Nazis and white supremacists during a rally in Virginia last month, despite his equivocating on the matter during a meeting the day before with the Senate’s only black Republican. ‘As Americans, we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred, bigotry, and racism in all forms,’ Trump said in a statement issued by the office of the press secretary late Thursday.”

TRUMP AND SESSIONS: From the New York Times’ Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman: “Shortly after learning in May that a special counsel had been appointed to investigate links between his campaign associates and Russia, President Trump berated Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an Oval Office meeting and said he should resign, according to current and former administration officials and others briefed on the matter. The president attributed the appointment of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to Mr. Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation — a move Mr. Trump believes was the moment his administration effectively lost control over the inquiry. Accusing Mr. Sessions of ‘disloyalty,’ Mr. Trump unleashed a string of insults on his attorney general. Ashen and emotional, Mr. Sessions told the president he would quit and sent a resignation letter to the White House, according to four people who were told details of the meeting. Mr. Sessions would later tell associates that the demeaning way the president addressed him was the most humiliating experience in decades of public life.”

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