Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to deliver a speech Monday in Detroit on his economic plan. The blustery billionaire is expected to outline a plan that includes tax assistance for working families, Reuters reported.
Trump's campaign has been in a downward spiral recently. After the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the race between the GOP nominee and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was pretty close, according to polls. But since the Democratic convention and after a series of fumbles by Trump, Clinton now leads by seven points nationally, according to the Real Clear Politics averages of polls. Trump will look to start getting back on track with his speech Monday at the Detroit Economic Club.
The speech is expected to begin at noon EDT. You can find a live stream here, or simply scroll to the bottom of this page, where the video feed is embedded.
Trump announced a 13-man economic team including "several billionaire bankers and investment managers" last week. An anonymous Trump campaign aide told Reuters that the plan will ease the tax burden on parents who pay for childcare because "we don’t want it to be an economic disadvantage to have children.”
"We're going to help working parents by making childcare payments fully tax deductible," an aide told the Hill. "That's new policy."
His plan will also reportedly include proposing a 15 percent corporate tax rate, down from the current federal rate of 35 percent. An aide told the Hill that Trump's plan would put a "temporary moratorium on regulations."
The GOP nominee will likely hope the speech puts a terrible week in the rear view mirror. Trump drew widespread criticism for attacking the Muslim family of a fallen U.S. soldier, who spoke out against him during the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Among other attacks, he implied that the mother of the fallen solider was not allowed to speak because of her religion, despite the fact that she had spoken on television before and said she was simply too distraught to talk at the convention.
"If you look at his wife, she was standing there," Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on air. "She had nothing to say. She probably ― maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me. But plenty of people have written that."