Trump’s Baby Step on Child Care

Wouldn’t you know it’s slanted toward the rich and offers nothing to families that need help the most?

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.

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Katie Hamm

Vice President, Early Childhood Policy