Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has made a speech on Tuesday during which he outlined his child-care policy.
Trump was accompanied by his daughter Ivanka, a mother of three, whom he says has been passionate about child-care policy.
“As a society we need to create policies a champion all parents and enabling the American family to thrive. My dad agrees and he’s in a very unique position to do something about this problem and the numerous other problems facing tens of millions of parents and caregivers across our country,” Ivanka Trump said, before introducing her father.
“We need working mothers to be fairly compensated for their work and have access to affordable quality child care for their kids,” Trump told the audience offering his plan as “solutions” for what he described as a problem.
“These solutions must update laws passed more than a half a century ago when most women were still not in the labor force. Most of them weren’t even close. Today nearly two and three mothers with young children have jobs. For many families in our country childcare is now the single largest expense I would think that even more so than a house. We had very little meaningful policy work has been done in this area.
Trump went on to claim that his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton had no plans to do anything for child-care. “My opponent has no child care plan,” Trump said.
Contrary to Trump’s claims, Clinton had revealed her child-care plan in May 2016.
Clinton, rested at her home in the New York City suburb of Chappaqua, from pneumonia. She was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday but she kept it secret until she nearly collapsed in on Sunday at a ceremony in Manhattan marking the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
At a rally in Des Moines, Trump steered clear of mentioning her illness but stepped up efforts to wring maximum advantage from Clinton’s controversial comment that his supporters are “deplorables.”