The 2016 presidential election has been full of surprises, and this week has been no exception. In an attempt to restart his campaign, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has unveiled a series of economic proposals that address, among other concerns, child care.
Citing the influence of his daughter Ivanka, Trump on Monday proposed a tax deduction that would allow families to subtract child-care expenses from their taxable income. After telling a mother with a crying baby at a campaign rally last week to “get the baby out of here,” the Republican candidate may have needed to make a more friendly gesture to parents.
The above excerpt was originally published in The American Prospect.
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