September 15, 2016
|Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a lunch hosted by the Economic Club of New York on Sept. 15.Photo: Getty Images|
Donald Trump outlined his economic vision Thursday, focused on putting America’s national interests first, as he called for robust economic growth, tax reform, reduced regulation and better trade deals.
“I’m not running to be the president of the world, I’m running to be president of the United States,” Trump said, assuring the Economic Club of New York that his plan is US-centric.
Trump gave specific goals — and policy details — urging the US “to start thinking big once again.”
“[I]t is time to establish a national goal of reaching 4 percent economic growth,” he said.
Robust economic growth, he said, would help America recover from its financial woes. “Over the next 10 years, our economic team estimates that under our plan, the economy will average 3.5 percent growth and create a total of 25 million new jobs.”
Trump proposed “bold new tax reform.” When the audience hesitated to applaud immediately, the Republican said, “Don’t worry, they’re going down,” referring to tax rates, “not up.”