Clin­ton to re­turn; Trump talks child care plan

To re­sume cam­paign­ing after di­ag­no­sis of pneu­mo­nia; Ivanka Trump plays role


Hil­lary Clin­ton will re­sume cam­paign­ing on Thurs­day fol­low­ing a bout of pneu­mo­nia.

Clin­ton spokesman Nick Mer­rill said the Demo­cratic nom­i­nee spent Tues­day read­ing brief­ing ma­te­rial and mak­ing calls. She also watched Pres­i­dent Barack Obama cam­paign­ing on her be­half in Philadel­phia.

Clin­ton had planned to cam­paign on Wed­nes­day in Las Ve­gas. For­mer pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton will head­line the event in her place.

Clin­ton was di­ag­nosed with pneu­mo­nia on Sept 9. But her cam­paign didn’t dis­close the ill­ness un­til Sun­day, after video emerged show­ing her stum­bling and be­ing held up by aides after abruptly leav­ing a 9/11 me­mo­rial ser­vice in New York.

Clin­ton said his wife is “feel­ing great” as she re­cov­ers. He made the com­ment at a cof­fee shop in Los An­ge­les, where he was speak­ing on her be­half.

Repub­li­can Don­ald Trump said he is ahead of his op­po­nent in push­ing out a tax pol­icy aimed at help­ing work­ing fam­i­lies pay for child care.

At a sub­ur­ban Philadel­phia com­mu­nity cen­ter, Trump told sev­eral hun­dred peo­ple: “My op­po­nent has no child care plan. She never will. And if it ever evolves into a plan, it’ll never get done any­way. All talk, no ac­tion.”

Trump lately has touted a se­ries of pol­icy speeches, in­clud­ing a reaf­fir­ma­tion of his im­mi­gra­tion re­form plan. He calls his “a cam­paign of ideas”.

In May, Clin­ton out­lined a pol­icy agenda aimed at low­er­ing costs for work­ing fam­i­lies, in­clud­ing the prom­ise to put child care within reach of all work­ing fam­i­lies.

Ivanka Trump said the strug­gles of moth­ers try­ing to work and care for their chil­dren in­spired her to help her fa­ther craft his plan to make work­ing par­ent­hood eas­ier.

She in­tro­duced him by telling an au­di­ence in As­ton, Penn­syl­va­nia, about a woman ar­rested after leav­ing her chil­dren in her car while she was in­ter­view­ing for a job.

Ivanka Trump said that the United States needs “to cre­ate poli­cies that cham­pion all par­ents”. She ac­knowl­edged she is “more for­tu­nate than most” and said that “safe, af­ford­able, good child care should not be “the lux­ury of the for­tu­nate few”.

Ear­lier Tues­day, Obama scoffed at claims that Trump is fa­vored by work­ing-class vot­ers.

The pres­i­dent told thou­sands of sup­port­ers in Philadel­phia that the GOP pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee “wouldn’t let you all on his golf course. And now sud­denly this guy is go­ing to be your cham­pion?”

The pres­i­dent also noted that Trump has lived a se­cluded life and mocked the bil­lion­aire’s own­er­ship of elite prop­er­ties. Obama said, “Re­ally? This is the guy you want to be cham­pi­oning work­ing peo­ple?”

“He’s not re­ally a plans guy. He’s not re­ally a facts guy,” Obama said of Trump.

In Iowa ear­lier Tues­day, Trump pledged to be “the pres­i­dent of ev­ery­one”.

Trump was in Clive, Iowa, look­ing to cap­i­tal­ize on Clin­ton’s dec­la­ra­tion that half of his sup­port­ers be­long in “a bas­ket of de­plorables”. She later said she re­gret­ted the re­mark and that many of Trump’s sup­port­ers are hard-work­ing Amer­i­cans.

Trump ham­mered the theme that Clin­ton’s re­marks slan­dered his sup­port­ers and comes from the same “ar­ro­gance and en­ti­tle­ment” that prompted her to use a pri­vate email server while she was sec­re­tary of state.

He sug­gested that the email scan­dal was “worse than Water­gate”.

In other cam­paign news, New York At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Sch­nei­der­man said his of­fice has been in­ves­ti­gat­ing Trump’s charity to de­ter­mine whether the foun­da­tion has abided by state laws gov­ern­ing non­prof­its.

Sch­nei­der­man’s com­ments came hours after House Democrats called for a fed­eral crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion of an im­proper $25,000 do­na­tion Trump’s charity made in 2013 to a po­lit­i­cal group sup­port­ing Florida At­tor­ney Gen­eral Pam Bondi after Bondi’s of­fice said it was weigh­ing le­gal ac­tion against Trump Univer­sity.

Sch­nei­der­man is a Demo­crat and has en­dorsed Clin­ton for pres­i­dent.

A Trump cam­paign spokesman said in a state­ment that Sch­nei­der­man is a “par­ti­san hack” and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is “an­other left-wing hit job”.


US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama speaks dur­ing a cam­paign event in sup­port of Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton in Philadel­phia on Tues­day.

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