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Clinton hits back at Trump after he says she has no child care plan

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Hillary Clinton on Tuesday shot back at her Republican rival after Donald Trump said his opponent didn’t have a child care plan.

“It’s literally right here: ,” Clinton tweeted.

{mosads}Trump gave a speech Tuesday night outlining his child care policy proposals, the details of which were made available to the press earlier in the day.

During the speech, he said that for many families, childcare is the largest expense.

“Yet, very little meaningful policy work has been done in this area — and my opponent has no childcare plan,” the GOP nominee said.

He said many Americans are “just one crisis away from disaster,” but noted that would change under his “pro-family, pro-child, pro-workers plan.”

During the speech, Trump also called for six weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers. 

He said working mothers need to be fairly compensated for their work and need to be able to access “affordable, quality child care for their kids.”

“With 56 days left in this campaign, Donald Trump has finally decided to talk policy and it’s everything we’ve expected it to be: out of touch, half-baked, and ignoring the way Americans live and work today,” Clinton’s senior policy adviser Maya Harris said a statement.

His ‘maternity leave’ plan is demeaning and damaging as it’s only available to women, not sufficient to provide support to working families and paid for by raiding unemployment insurance. His so-called child care plan could only be the brainchild of someone living in the penthouse of Trump Tower, leaving millions of middle class and working families with no support or pennies on the dollar while carving out a regressive tax break to pay for nannies and private schools.” 

Updated 9:40 p.m.

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