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Trump calls for national goal of 4 pct U.S. economic growth

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 01:54

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump says he would set a national goal for economic growth during a speech at the Economic Club of New York. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican Donald Trump said on Thursday he would set a national goal to achieve 4 percent annual economic growth if he wins the U.S. presidential election in November. Trump said in a speech in New York that his economic team believes his plans to cut taxes and regulations would allow the economy to grow at a rate of 3.5 percent and create 25 million new jobs over a decade. He also proposed cutting non-defense spending each year by 1 percent of the previous year's total. He said the plan would not touch programs like Social Security and Medicare. Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's strong lead over Trump in most opinion polls after the party-nominating conventions in July narrowed throughout August. A New York Times/CBS News poll released on Thursday showed Clinton had the support of 46 percent of likely voters nationwide, with 44 percent backing Trump. States such as Ohio and Florida, which do not lean heavily Democratic or Republican, are no longer considered likely wins for Clinton, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released on Saturday. Trump backers on Capitol Hill said they were heartened by the tightening race after a call on Thursday morning with Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, who mapped out what the campaign was doing and promised a more policy-driven approach in the race's final stretch. On Wednesday, Clinton released a letter from her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, to dispel rumors about her health. The letter detailed her pneumonia diagnosis and declared her fit for the presidency. Trump discussed his health in a segment of the "Dr. Oz Show" that will air on Thursday. ============= Trump calls for national goal of 4 pct U.S. economic growth Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump says he would set a national goal for economic growth during a speech at the Economic Club of New York. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump calls for national goal of 4 pct U.S. economic growth

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 01:54