9:30 a.m.: President Donald Trump will speak by phone with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey in the Oval Office.
10:10 a.m.: Trump will welcome President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea.
10:15 a.m.: Trump will meet with Moon in the Oval Office.
10:35 a.m.: Trump will lead an expanded bilateral meeting with Moon.
11:15 a.m.: Trump will give joint statements with Moon in the Rose Garden.
4 p.m.: Trump and first lady Melania Trump will depart the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews.
4:20 p.m.: The Trumps will depart Washington, D.C., en route to Bedminster, New Jersey.
5:35 p.m.: The Trumps will arrive in Bedminster.
OTHER HAPPENINGS: Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will hold an off-camera briefing at 2 p.m. in the White House Briefing Room.
TRUMP’S TWITTER THIS MORNING: At 6:37 a.m.: “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!” … at 6:48 a.m.: “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” … at 8:55 a.m.: “Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show”
REPUBLICANS REACT TO CRUDE TRUMP TWEETS: From POLITICO’s Kelsey Tamborrino and Nolan D. McCaskill: “Republican lawmakers on Thursday swiftly rebuked President Donald Trump for crudely claiming that ‘Morning Joe’ co-host Mika Brzezinski was ‘bleeding badly from a face-lift,’ saying such tweets are beneath the office of the president. In a two-part tweet, Trump said he ‘heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore).’ He then went on to hit Brzezinski: ‘how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came … to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!’ The messages, some of the most graphic and personal since Trump became president, were condemned by Republicans who are struggling to push Trump’s legislative agenda forward while the White House is consumed by the Russia probes and self-inflicted dramas.”
UNFIT TO HANDLE A HOT CUP OF ‘MORNING JOE’: From POLITICO’s Louis Nelson: “Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC hosts at whom President Donald Trump lobbed personal attacks on Twitter Thursday morning, responded Friday in a Washington Post op-ed, writing that the president ‘is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show.’ Trump made regular appearances on the duo’s show, ‘Morning Joe,’ throughout the early phases of his presidential campaign, often calling into the program to talk with Scarborough and Brzezinski, claiming a friendly relationship with both hosts. But that relationship soured as Trump’s campaign progressed, with ‘Morning Joe’ growing increasingly critical of the president’s incendiary rhetoric and Trump responding with attacks against the hosts. ‘President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president,’ the pair wrote in their Post op-ed.”
TRUMP’S OTHER MOVE ON WOMEN: From POLITICO’s Tara Palmeri: “When President George W. Bush took office, he quickly and quietly disbanded President Bill Clinton’s Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach — and now President Donald Trump appears to be doing the same thing to President Barack Obama’s White House Council on Women and Girls. The council, created by Obama in 2009 to monitor the impact of policy changes and liaise with women’s groups has been defunct while the Trump administration evaluates whether to keep it, according to three senior White House officials. ‘We want the input of the various agencies to understand the assets they have so that we make this office additive, not redundant,’ said White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks. She added that the White House ‘is evaluating the best positioning of this office going forward (and other legacy Obama offices)’ and flagged other policy initiatives, including adviser Ivanka Trump’s push for paid family leave and STEM education for girls, that will address gender disparities. But veterans of Obama’s White House say the existence of a robust office supporting women and girls sends a strong message about the president’s priorities — and that the lack of such an office does as well.”
TRUMP-PUTIN SUMMIT NEXT WEEK: From POLITICO’s Michael Crowley: “President Donald Trump plans to sit down with Vladimir Putin next week, pursuing warmer relations with the Russian leader, despite multiple investigations into his campaign’s alleged ties to the Kremlin. The expected meeting at the annual G-20 summit in Hamburg, confirmed Thursday by national security adviser H.R. McMaster, will be the first for Trump and Putin after more than a year of intense scrutiny of their relationship. … It is unclear what messages Trump might deliver to Putin at a time of high tension between Washington and Moscow over Russia’s reported interference in the 2016 election and its military presence in Ukraine and Syria. But many national security experts and Russia hawks inside the Trump administration are concerned that a president who has spoken for months about the prospect of a friendship with Putin might be too eager to please his strong-willed Russian counterpart. Although Trump administration officials have condemned Putin’s behavior in several areas, from repression of domestic dissent to cyber-intrusions of U.S. voting systems, White House officials suggested Thursday that Trump had no particular plan for his meeting with Putin, a meticulously well-prepared former KGB agent.”