Clinton to Follow Trump With Economic Speech in Detroit

WASHINGTON (AP/Reuters) -
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Windham High School, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Windham, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Windham High School, Aug. 6, in Windham, N.H. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will deliver what aides are billing as a major economic speech on Thursday in Detroit.

Clinton’s appearance is set to follow a speech planned by Republican rival Donald Trump on what he would do to improve economic growth. Trump’s speech is set for Monday in the same city.

The dueling Detroit addresses come as new polls show Clinton gaining ground on economic issues.

Aides say Clinton will outline her economic plans and argue that Trump is only focused on the wealthiest Americans.

At campaign events last week, Clinton questioned Trump’s commitment to creating American jobs by highlighting his use of outsourcing at his companies.

Trump’s populist economic message includes a vow to revive manufacturing jobs and renegotiate trade deals to benefit American workers.

Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore told Reuters that the candidate’s plan would focus on four areas: tax, deregulation, energy policy and trade. “It’s going to be an all-encompassing look at how we reform the economy,” Moore said.