The Note: Trump, Clinton and the Battle of Gettysburg


--CLINTON FIRES BACK: "I saw where our opponent Donald Trump went to Gettysburg, one of the most extraordinary places in in American history, and basically said if he's president he will spend his time suing women who have made charges against him based on his behavior," Clinton said. More from ABC’s JESSICA HOPPER and JOSH HASKELL:

--BY THE NUMBERS -- DIMINISHED ENTHUSIASM DOGS TRUMP: Diminished enthusiasm and a high level of negative support are undermining Donald Trump’s candidacy in the closing stretch of the 2016 campaign, the ABC News election tracking poll finds -- while Hillary Clinton has improved on both these measures, ABC’s GARY LANGER notes. Fifty-six percent of Clinton's backers in the national survey, a new high, say they're voting mainly to support her rather than to oppose Trump. By contrast, 54 percent of Trump voters are mainly motivated by opposition to Clinton, not support for him. Affirmative support can be a stronger motivator to vote, and Clinton's has gained 9 points from its low just before the party conventions in July. Trump's affirmative support, by contrast, has been essentially flat in the same period.


ERIC TRUMP: 'MY FATHER’S A FIGHTER.’ Eric Trump commented on his father's vow to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct, saying, "He's a fighter ... and he believes in calling out right and wrong." "My father's a guy who will fight. He'll fight for this country. And he's always fought for himself and, quite frankly, throughout this whole process he's needed to fight for himself," the son of the Republican presidential nominee said Sunday on “This Week,” according to ABC’s NICKI ROSSOLL.

CLINTON’S STRATEGIST REFUTES CLAIMS DEMOCRATS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VIOLENCE AT TRUMP RALLIES. Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist and pollster refuted claims that Democrats are responsible for inciting violence at Donald Trump's campaign rallies, saying the blame lays squarely on the rhetoric of the GOP candidate. “Donald Trump, day after day, on the stump, was inciting people,” Joel Benenson said Sunday on “This Week.” Over the past week, Trump frequently referred to a secretly recorded video recently released by conservative activist James O'Keefe's Project Veritas Action. The highly edited video appears to show a Democratic operative bragging about deploying troublemakers at Trump rallies. Benenson confirmed that two Democratic operatives associated with the video have resigned, ABC’s MARGARET CHADBOURN reports.

ANOTHER WOMAN ACCUSES TRUMP OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. Attorney Gloria Allred called Donald Trump's vow to sue the women who have accused him of sexual assault after Election Day "bullying tactics," and brought forward yet another woman making allegations against the Republican presidential nominee, ABC’s DEAN SCHABNER reports. Speaking in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Trump opened a speech billed as a policy address that would outline his first 100 days should he be elected by saying that he would sue all the women who have made accusations against him. "If Mr. Trump thought that such bullying tactics would silence his accusers and prevent other women from coming forward, he will be sorely disappointed," Allred said. "Women will not be intimidated into silence by Donald Trump.

EARLY VOTE OUTLOOK -- POSITIVE SIGNS FOR CLINTON IN FLORIDA, TRUMP IN MIDWEST. With little more than two weeks before Election Day, early-voting data shows some positive signs for Clinton in Florida and for Trump in parts of the Midwest, ABC’s ALANA ABRAMSON writes. Approximately 4.9 million people have cast ballots under early voting that has begun in more than half the states, including major states such as Florida, Ohio, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona and Colorado. The actual vote tallies won't be available till Election Day but some information is available on the party registration of those casting or requesting early or absentee ballots. Experts told ABC News that positive trends are starting to emerge for Clinton in Florida and for Trump in Ohio and Iowa.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT -- THE MOMENT CLINTON LEARNED THE CUBS ARE WORLD-SERIES BOUND. Nick Merrill snapped the photo Saturday night onboard the campaign plane, where Clinton -- who was raised in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge -- was handed a phone and watched highlights from the game. The game had just ended as Clinton was boarding a plane in Philadelphia, where she had a rally Saturday night, ABC’s DAVID CAPLAN notes.