The Note: Trump Crosses the Border To Mexico


--WHAT THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN IS SAYING ABOUT TRUMP’S TRIP: From Clinton’s Communications Director, Jennifer Palmieri: “From the first days of his campaign, Donald Trump has painted Mexicans as "rapists" and criminals and has promised to deport 16 million people, including children and U.S. citizens. He has said we should force Mexico to pay for his giant border wall. He has said we should ban remittances to families in Mexico if Mexico doesn't pay up. What ultimately matters is what Donald Trump says to voters in Arizona, not Mexico, and whether he remains committed to the splitting up of families and deportation of millions.”

--WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TRUMP’S ‘MAJOR’ IMMIGRATION SPEECH: Donald Trump is going to be back out on the campaign trail today with his long-awaited speech that is slated to unveil the newest version of his immigration plan, ABC’s MEGHAN KENEALLY writes. The speech comes after Trump and his campaign staff differed when describing portions of his policy relating to immigration, indicating that there might be changes from what he has previously mentioned on the trail. The biggest change to Trump's immigration stance seems to center around the previously planned deportation force that would have been dedicated to removing people who now live in the United States but originally arrived illegally. In recent weeks, Trump has appeared to be wavering on what to do with some longstanding residents who have families and jobs and no criminal history. Trump's communications director Jason Miller previewed the speech on Tuesday on Fox News, saying that "nothing's changed with Mr. Trump's stance."

--POLLING NOTE -- CLINTON UNPOPULARITY AT NEW HIGH, ON PAR WITH TRUMP. Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, putting her on par with Donald Trump among registered voters. The latest findings solidify their positions as the two most unpopular presidential candidates in polling dating back more than 30 years. Among all adults, 56 percent now view Clinton unfavorably, up 6 percentage points in three weeks, compared to 63 percent who say the same about Trump. Among registered voters, the two candidates have near-identical unfavorable ratings: 59 percent for Clinton vs. 60 percent for Trump.


TIM KAINE ATTACKS DONALD TRUMP'S FOREIGN TIES: 'SOMETHING STRANGE IS GOING ON.' Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine hit GOP nominee Donald Trump for his failure to disclose his foreign business deals and debts, painting them as a possible national security risk. Kaine made the remarks in a lengthy attack of Trump Tuesday during a speech in Erie, Pennsylvania. Kaine focused the speech on hitting Trump for his refusal to release his tax returns, disclose his medical health records and reveal his debts and foreign business dealings, writes ABC’s JESSICA HOPPER and ADAM KELSEY.

WHO IS HUMA ABEDIN? A LOOK AT HILLARY CLINTON'S LONGTIME AIDE. Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is in the headlines following the announcement of her separation from her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner, this week. The longtime adviser to Clinton has known the Democratic presidential nominee since her days in the White House as first lady in the 1990s, notes ABC’s ADAM KELSEY. Here’s a look at Abedin and her rise to prominence behind the scenes with Clinton:


@realDonaldTrump: Former President Vicente Fox, who is railing against my visit to Mexico today, also invited me when he apologized for using the "f bomb."

@ryanstruyk: Kellyanne Conway says Trump will take questions from the press in Mexico this morning on Fox and Friends.

@meridithmcgraw: First time in a year most women view Clinton unfavorably: 43 percent unfavorable last month 52 percent now

@ABCLiz: Via @Andy: Video of the Clintons watching McCartney/Buffett/Bon Jovi play "Hey Jude" at Hamptons $$ event last night

@amyewalter: If this is an anti status quo year you wouldn't know it by all the congressional incumbents easily winning primaries