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."

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China announces retaliatory sanctions on Rubio, Cruz and other U.S. officials

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China's Foreign Ministry announced Monday that it's imposing sanctions on Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with nine other Americans, per Bloomberg.

Why it matters: It's a direct response to similar actions by the U.S. that included the Trump administration placing sanctions on officials Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam last Friday over Beijing's encroachment of the Asian financial hub's s autonomy.

Biden’s union push could force showdown with Elon Musk

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Joe Biden wants to go big on climate change and big on unions. Elon Musk leads on the former but lags on the latter.

Why it matters: Musk isn’t uniquely averse to unions, but Tesla is considered a leader on the type of new technologies needed to tackle climate change. Musk’s leadership ethos could be in the crosshairs if Biden becomes president and follows through on his campaign vows.

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Police and protesters clash in Belarus after "Europe's last dictator" claims election win

Protesters and riot police clash in Minsk, Belarus, on Sunday during a demonstration against President Alexander Lukashenko's claim of a landslide victory. Photo: Misha Friedman/Getty Images)

Riot police clashed with protesters in Belarus overnight after a government exit poll predicted Sunday President Aleksander Lukashenko, an authoritarian who has ruled the Eastern European country since 1994, had overwhelmingly defeated a pro-democracy opposition candidate.

Why it matters: It's a precarious moment for the former Soviet republic, where decades of repression and a complete disregard for the coronavirus pandemic threaten to topple "Europe's last dictator." Rights groups said at least one protester was killed and dozens more wounded in a "police crackdown," per AP.