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The Hill’s 12: 30 Report: Trump kicks off UK state visit | Meets the queen | Slams London mayor as ‘stone cold loser’ | Museum wants Trump baby blimp | Congress returns for short work week | Disaster bill slated to pass House | Why it’s a big week for House Judiciary | DC hailstorm | National Egg Day
FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM
I’m impressed that both Trump and Queen Elizabeth learned the ‘Parent Trap’ secret handshake for this occasion!:
The 13-second ‘Parent Trap’ clip if you want a refresher
President TrumpDonald John TrumpHead of Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers to depart administration The Guardian editorial board says Trump is ‘not welcome’ in U.K. ahead of his first state visit Kushner casts doubt on the ability of Palestinians to govern themselves MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump launching 2020 campaign on June 18 with Florida rally The Hill’s 12: 30 Report: Trump rattles markets with Mexico tariffs The Hill’s Morning Report — Trump turns the page back to Mueller probe MORE were greeted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace this morning, kicking off a three-day state visit. http://bit.ly/2WlzkzU
Keep in mind about the politics of the visit: Don’t expect Trump’s visit with the royals to touch controversial, hot-button topics. But those issues will dominate Trump’s meetings later in the week.
Photo of Trump being greeted by Prince Charles and Camilla: http://bit.ly/2MpUzvE
Video of Queen Elizabeth II greeting the Trumps: http://bit.ly/2MqrLDz
Okaaay, I see you Melania: Here’s a photo of Melania Trump’s outfit when she met the queen — and the design sketch of her custom hat. She looks great. Photos: http://bit.ly/2Mrf5w8
Photos of Buckingham Palace this morning: http://bit.ly/2MsCwoH
No better way to pregame your landing:
A little before landing in London, President Trump called London Mayor Sadiq Khan a “stone cold loser.” http://bit.ly/2Wlqge6
Trump’s full tweet slamming the London mayor: “.@SadiqKhan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting President of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom. He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me.” The full tweets: http://bit.ly/2KtSJXY
Then the mayor of London shot back: “This is much more serious than childish insults which should be beneath the President of the United States,” Khan’s office said in a statement. “Sadiq is representing the progressive values of London and our country warning that Donald Trump is the most egregious example of a growing far-right threat around the globe, which is putting at risk the basic values that have defined our liberal democracies for more than 70 years.” http://bit.ly/2MsCOvN
CONTEXT TO TRUMP’S VISIT WHICH COMES WITH THE U.K. IN POLITICAL TURMOIL:
TIDBIT — GREAT, THE BALLOON SHALL BE CEMENTED IN HISTORY…:
The Museum of London wants the baby Trump blimp to be featured as an exhibit. https://bbc.in/2wAXya6
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The lowdown for this week:
Disaster aid: The House is expected to pass a $19.1 billion bill for disaster relief aid. Keep in mind: This House was expected to vote on this Senate-passed bill last month, but three Republican House members blocked a vote over the Memorial Day recess.
DACA: “Legislation aimed at providing permanent status with a path to citizenship to upwards of two million undocumented immigrants that came to the country as minors, commonly referred to as Dreamers, is expected to come to the floor for a vote this week.”
Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThe Memo: Trump’s anti-Mueller rage is for real Trump campaign manager calls Amash ‘Phony,’ ‘Grandstanding Swamp Creature’ Amash gets standing ovation at first town hall after calling for Trump’s impeachment MORE‘s budget: “The Senate will start off the week with a vote on Monday evening on taking up Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) ‘Pennies Plan.’ Paul’s proposal would balance the budget in roughly five years and cut spending over a decade by more than $11 trillion compared to current spending levels.”
Nominations: The Senate is expected to take up a series of nominations, including a vote on Andrew Saul to be a commissioner of the Social Security Administration.
Context and details for each: http://bit.ly/2JX7umS
KEEP IN MIND ABOUT THIS WEEK’S CONGRESSIONAL SCHEDULE:
The House and the Senate both have an abbreviated week because of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
HOW IT’S A PIVOTAL WEEK FOR THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND THE I-WORD:
Whip list — so far, 50 Democrats support impeachment proceedings: Here’s a list of lawmakers who have called for President Trump’s impeachment. The list: http://bit.ly/2Qp6sk9
New poll — 4 in 10 support impeachment: According to a new CNN poll, 41 percent of Americans think President Trump should be impeached. For context: This number increased by 4 percentage points since last month. http://bit.ly/2HQuh1w
IN OTHER WHITE HOUSE NEWS THIS MORNING
In an interview on “Axios on HBO,” White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerKushner casts doubt on the ability of Palestinians to govern themselves Kushner grilled on Trump’s birtherism claims Trump: Pompeo ‘may be right’ in casting doubt on Middle East plan MORE denied that he discussed his security clearance with President Trump. http://bit.ly/2YZR0xC
Back story: “The House Oversight and Reform Committee is currently conducting an investigation into the White House’s handling of security clearances for administration officials. A whistleblower told committee staff in early April that Trump administration officials overruled career officials in 25 instances in order to grant security clearances to employees despite ‘disqualifying issues’ in their backgrounds.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 1, 2019
In D.C. yesterday — the hail was pretty crazy:
Some light hail in northwest D.C. right now. pic.twitter.com/0N1gckpbhN
— Matt Ford (@fordm) June 2, 2019
The House and Senate meet this afternoon.
President Trump is in London for a state visit. Vice President Pence has no public events on his schedule.
11: 15 a.m. EDT: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tea with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla.
2 p.m. EDT: The House meets. The House’s full schedule today: http://bit.ly/2WiKvco
3 p.m. EDT: The Senate meets. The Senate’s full schedule today: http://bit.ly/2YYxjq2
3: 10 p.m. EDT: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet with Queen Elizabeth II and participate in a state banquet at Buckingham Palace.
5: 10 p.m. EDT: The Senate holds two roll call votes.
6: 30 p.m. EDT: Postponed votes in the House.
WHAT TO WATCH
June 26–27: The first 2020 Democratic presidential primary debates. Who has qualified: https://nym.ag/2WKhJRi
NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF…
Today is National Egg Day.
Because it’s the season to frolic:
Via Washingtonian, here’s a list of free fitness classes around Washington, D.C., this week: http://bit.ly/314yma0
And because you’re already halfway into your Monday, here’s a tiger who has no chill. Let her sleep!! http://bit.ly/2IkUl3E