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President Trump spoke for 13 minutes in the Diplomatic Reception Room yesterday. Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images

With his Dreamers deal being panned as a "non-starter" by Dems and "amnesty" by Ann Coulter, some Hill allies of President Trump are urging him to take his compromise message to the country.

What they're saying: “He needs to go on offense and take the message outside the Beltway,” a Senate aide told Axios. “He loves rallies. He could do three a day! All he has to do is show up and say: 'Make me an offer to reopen the government.'"

Trump offered a three-year extension of protections for DACA recipients (roughly 700,000 people) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, in exchange for $5.7 billion for a border wall.

Axios' Alayna Treene reports that Jared Kushner said at a meeting with reporters after the speech: "This could be a step toward broader immigration reform."

  • Vice President Pence said: "There is no amnesty in the president's proposal. There is no pathway to citizenship in this proposal."

Yamiche Alcindor‏ of PBS "NewsHour" tweeted: "VP Pence said that he and others have been talking to “rank and file” Democrats and got the idea to add TPS and DACA from those conversations."

  • "Translation: The WH is looking for Dems to break ranks with Pelosi and Schumer and support Trump’s plan."

Go deeper: Trump issues veiled deportation threat over shutdown negotiations

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Biden's "overwhelming force" doctrine

President-elect Biden arrives to introduce his science team in Wilmington yesterday. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

President-elect Biden has ordered up a shock-and-awe campaign for his first days in office to signal, as dramatically as possible, the radical shift coming to America and global affairs, his advisers tell us. 

The plan, Part 1 ... Biden, as detailed in a "First Ten Days" memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain, plans to unleash executive orders, federal powers and speeches to shift to a stark, national plan for "100 million shots" in three months.

Off the Rails

Episode 2: Barbarians at the Oval

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios series takes you inside the collapse of a president.

Episode 2: Trump stops buying what his professional staff are telling him, and increasingly turns to radical voices telling him what he wants to hear. Read episode 1.

President Trump plunked down in an armchair in the White House residence, still dressed from his golf game — navy fleece, black pants, white MAGA cap. It was Saturday, Nov. 7. The networks had just called the election for Joe Biden.

Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.

Why it matters: Because law enforcement was caught flat-footed during last week's Capitol siege, researchers and intelligence agencies are paying more attention to online threats that could turn into real-world violence.