Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, speaking in the same state from which Donald Trump on Monday outlined his economic platform vision, is expected Thursday to detail her own plans on the topic to help differentiate two candidates' proposed policies.
Clinton's afternoon speech in Warren, Michigan, is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. EDT. It can be viewed for free by clicking here or watching the live feed embedded below.
Clinton was expected to go on the offensive, attacking Trump and delivering what the New York Times described as “her first full-throttled rejection” of his economic policies. She was reportedly planning on painting her opponent as a candidate who will advance policies that favor the wealthy while pulling down middle class and working class Americans.
“Which candidate will stand up for working families and the middle class and actually deliver results, and which one has a plan that only benefits millionaires like himself?” a Clinton campaign official who had seen her planned remarks told the Times was the basic idea behind the speech.
Among her planned talking points are Clinton’s plans to invest $125 billion in an economic revitalization initiative. Those efforts would rely on a variety of different initiatives including boosting youth employment and jobs for inmates getting released from jail, making capital available for small entrepreneurs and billions of dollars for infrastructure repair.
In Michigan alone, her plans would add as much as 321,000 jobs. Nationwide, roughly 10.4 million jobs would become available across the nation through 2020, an analysis by Mark Zandi, an economist with Moody’s has said.
Beyond the policy, Clinton is expected to use the speech to display a stark difference between herself and Trump. Clinton, who self identifies as a policy wonk who is more comfortable pouring over details than hitting the campaign trail, is looking to paint Trump as an unstable candidate with an inadequate grasp of the details necessary for running the White House.