Trump to outline economic plan as he seeks to reverse slide

Trump to outline economic plan as he seeks to reverse slide

"In Detroit on Monday, Trump is set to outline an economic plan that calls for a ban on new financial regulations, a repeal of the estate tax and more items that his advisers argue will benefit the middle class".

As Trump is down 10 points against Clinton in the latest polls, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort told Fox News Sunday his candidate will lay out a plan Monday "that will focus on cutting taxes, cutting regulation, energy development and boosting middle-class wages".

Not to be outdone, Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is expected to deliver her own economic plan to the Detroit Economic Club on Thursday.

A former Ronald Reagan political director says he's voting for Hillary Clinton, rejecting the Republican nominee for the first time in 40 years. He said there were some "big, recognizable" names on the call who would be announced soon as joining the team but did not elaborate.

"The idea is to illustrate how tax policy, trade policy, immigration policy, regulatory policy all fit into the mission", said Professor Peter Navarro of the University of California, Irvine, business school, who is also on the advisory group. He said the plan was to lower the corporate tax burden and encourage USA companies with operations overseas to repatriate profits at a reduced tax rate. Trump also said he would support veteran Republican Senator John McCain, with whom he has sparred in the past.

Ahead of the nominating conventions Clinton had a four-point lead over Trump, according to an Post-ABC News survey.

Leaders of Trump's Republican Party last week distanced themselves from his spat with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the American Muslim Gold Star parents who criticized Trump at last month's Democratic National Convention.

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Merrill Auditorium on August 4, 2016 in Portland, Maine. A Reuters-Ipsos poll from last week had her in the lead with a smaller margin of three points.

In an appearance late last week, Clinton appeared to claim that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey had said that her public statements about her use of a personal email server while secretary of state were "truthful".

"I think it's news these days when he endorses a Republican", she said. Comey had contradicted several statements Clinton had made about the server.

Trump's mention of Clinton was met with frequent chants of "lock her up" and other insults from the crowd.

His announcement comes amid consternation within the GOP over Trump's attack on the parents of a slain U.S. soldier and his refusal last week to endorse several key Republican figures - though he reversed coursed and endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan, Arizona Sen.



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