ASTON, Pa. — Donald Trump visited a key political area Tuesday — the Philadelphia suburbs — to pitch a plan on paying for child care, ideas addressed largely to suburban women voters.
The "Child Care Affordability Plan" would allow parents to deduct child care expenses from their income taxes, guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave, and create new "Dependent Care Savings Accounts" to help finance items ranging from childhood development to elderly care.
"It's pro-family, it's pro-child, it's pro-worker," Trump told a supportive crowd in Aston, Pa., near Philadelphia. "These are the people we have to take care of."
The New York businessman also said "there is no financial security in our country," and concern about child care is one reason.
Daughter Ivanka Trump, who has been pushing child care issues in her role as adviser to the campaign, introduced her father, telling the crowd that "we need to create policies that champion all parents."
Trump continued to attack Hillary Clinton for saying some Trump backers belong in a "basket of deplorables," slamming her both in Pennsylvania and at an earlier rally in Iowa.
"While my opponent slanders you as deplorable and irredeemable, I call you hard-working American patriots who love your country and want a better future for all of our people," Trump said in Iowa.
During a speech Monday in Baltimore, the Republican presidential nominee said, "You can’t lead this nation if you have such a low opinion for its citizens.”