Tamara Keith | NPR
Editor's note: NPR fact-checked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's economic speech on Monday. We will be adding a fact check of Clinton's speech to this space once it is delivered.
Trump delivered an address Monday to the Detroit Economic Club, outlining a plan to cut taxes and get rid of regulations. Today it's Hillary Clinton's turn, and her campaign says the Democratic nominee will "make the case that with her plan, the middle class wins, while Trump's plan is a win for himself and his millionaire and billionaire allies, friends and family."
Clinton is speaking at Futuramic Tool & Engineering, an advanced manufacturing facility in Warren, Mich. Clinton has been talking about her jobs plan for weeks now, visiting factories and small business. In some ways this is meant as a contrast to Trump's dark vision of the state of American manufacturing and focus on coal and steel, industries that have been in steep decline for more than a generation.
As she's talked about the economy Clinton has faced a couple of challenges; convincing white working class voters that she feels their pain and condensing her five point economic plan into something simple, catchy and satisfying.
She is likely to spend as much in this speech time drawing out contrasts with Trump as describing her own proposals. A campaign aide says she will describe Trump's proposals as "wildly unrealistic" and "destructive to the economy." Additionally, the aide says, she will break out a new attack on Trump's tax plan saying it includes a "Trump Loophole" designed to benefit his businesses and cut his own personal tax burden.
Trump's actual personal tax burden is unknown because he has broken with the long-standing tradition of presidential candidates and hasn't yet released his tax returns for public review. Expect Clinton to hammer him on that.
A source close to Clinton says she will be releasing her 2015 tax returns in the coming days (all of her tax returns dating back to the 1970s have been released to the public) and her running mate Tim Kaine will be releasing ten years of his family's tax returns as well. This is intended to put additional pressure on Trump, who has said he won't release his taxes while they are under audit, something he claims is ongoing.