Last week, Trump
- picked a fight with the Khan family,
- supported Russia’s occupation of Crimea,
- suggested Americans pull their retirement funds out of the stock market,
- said he hoped his daughter would “find a new career” if she were sexually harassed at work,
- said he’d always wanted a purple heart but being given one by a supporter was “much easier,” like it was nothing more than just some Cracker Jacks toy,
- kicked a baby out of his campaign rally,
- called Hillary Clinton “the devil,”
- asked why the U.S. makes nuclear weapons if we can’t use them,
- refused to endorse Paul Ryan (and then later endorsed Paul Ryan),
- and said the entire election is rigged.
This week, he’ll talk about economics. Trump is slated to lay out his economic vision in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club this afternoon. He is expected to call for a moratorium on all new regulations and reviving the Keystone XL pipeline, give more details on his incredibly costly tax plan, and announce a plan to make child care fully deductible. Here are a few things to keep in mind before today’s speech:
- Trump’s reckless economic plans could cost the economy millions of jobs— more than 3 million jobs to be exact.
- Trump’s current tax plan is a reckless and costly giveaway to the wealthiest few. It would also cost $9.5 trillion over the next decade and could increase the national debt by nearly 80 percent of GDP by 2036.
- Trump’s reckless economic plans could lead to a recession and global economic panic.
- Despite Trump’s claims that immigrants are “taking our jobs” immigrants are a key engine of America’s economic growth.
- Child care is out of reach for working families, making it tax deductible isn’t enough.
Steves. Trump’s team of 13 economic advisers doesn’t include any women or people of color–but it does include five Steves. His team includes lots of billionaires (and Trump donors) and only one real economist. We found seven other ‘Steves’ who are more qualified than his existing team.
Climate change: Every party has a pooper and at Friday’s opening ceremonies in Rio that pooper was climate change. In a short film narrated by Dame Judi Dench, viewers saw how melting ice sheets will inundate coastal cities, including the coast of Rio de Janeiro, which could see up to 1.5 meters of sea level rise by the end of the century, putting 80,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. And speaking of climate change, it has helped the spread of Zika in the U.S.
Honoring Khan: Charles Cowherd, whose identical twin brother 2nd Lt. Leonard M. Cowherd III is buried three headstones from Capt. Humayan Khan in Arlington National Cemetery, honors Cap. Khan.
ISIS: All signs suggest that ISIS’s days are numbered in Iraq. The group has been pushed out of more than half of the territory it used to control. But are we ready for the day after they’re defeated?
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