While Democrats speak about "universal childcare," code for government-run daycare paid for by taxpayers, Donald Trump is promising to give parents a tax break and choice in what kind of care they want for their children. As The Daily Mail reports, Trump hit on traditional Republican themes such as tax cuts and reviving the Keystone XL pipeline but also promised to make all childcare expenses tax deductible.
A campaign aide said Monday that "We don't want it to be an economic disadvantage to have children."
The childcare move was first teased by Ivanka Trump in her Republican convention speech when she said he would "focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all."
Beyond giving working parents a break, Trump also pledged to lower the number of personal income tax brackets from seven to three and to lower business income tax.
His speech to the Detroit Economic Club was interrupted by protesters several times but Trump, speaking from a teleprompter, did not engage and mainly stuck to his message as he attempted to turn around a campaign that has lost significant ground to Hillary Clinton, according to several polls.