Trump economic speech promises job and prosperity

DETROIT, Mich. — Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is aiming to put his campaign back on track after new polls show him trailing Hillary Clinton by as much as 10 percent.

“This is what I want to do for our country,” Trump said. “I want to jump start America and it can be done and it won’t even be that hard.”

Addressing the Detroit Economic Club, Trump delivered what his campaign deemed a “major economic speech” that promised jobs and prosperity for Americans.

“We will make America grow again,” he said.

Trump advocated for lowering income tax rates, simplifying the tax code and reducing the number of tax brackets from 7 to three.

“We’re reducing your taxes from 35 percent to 15 percent,” Trump said.

That’s a 15 percent cap on taxes for businesses. He also proposed a break for families with childcare expenses.

“My plan will also help reduce the cost of childcare by allowing parents to fully deduct the average cost of childcare spending from their taxes,” Trump said.

When it comes to trade, Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA and withdraw from the controversial TPP agreement.

“I want trade deals for our country that create more jobs and higher wages for American workers,” said Trump.

Trump also warned GOP voters considering voting for Clinton about her plans.

“Hillary Clinton who has spent her career voting for tax increases, plans another massive job killing — $1.3 million tax increase,” he said.

Meantime, Clinton was campaigning in Florida making light of his economic plan.

“He’s got, I don’t know, a dozen or so economic advisors he just named, hedge fund guys, billionaire guys, 6 guys named Steve,” Clinton said.

Despite 14 interruptions by protesters, he bit his tongue with just one exception.

“The Bernie Sanders people had far more energy and spirit, I will say that,” Trump said.

Trump’s speech didn’t specifically detail how he will accomplish his plans. Meantime, Clinton will present her own economic plans in Detroit on Thursday.

 

 

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