El candidato republicano a la Presidencia de EEUU, Donald Trump, ha prometido este lunes "la mayor revolución fiscal en el país desde el expresidente Ronald Reagan" (1981-1989) con una importante rebaja impositiva, y ha calificado a su rival demócrata Hillary Clinton como "la candidata del pasado".
En un discurso en el Club Económico de Detroit (Michigan), Trump ha anunciado un plan económico que incluye "rebajas de impuestos para la clase media", "recortes masivos" de las regulaciones federales e insistió en su intención de renegociar los acuerdos comerciales internacionales suscritos por Estados Unidos.
Así, ha criticado, especialmente, las políticas económicas de Clinton como una continuación de las del presidente Barack Obama que "inclinan el campo de juego a favor de otros países a nuestra costa" y ha lamentado que "hayamos empezado a reconstruir otros países antes que el nuestro", al citar a Detroit, centro de la industria automovilística estadounidense, como ejemplo.
Tengo un objetivo fundamental, quiero que los trabajos y la riqueza se queden en EEUU
"Tengo un objetivo fundamental, quiero que los trabajos y la riqueza se queden en EEUU", ha asegurado el magnate neoyorquino, que se encuentra por detrás de Clinton en las encuestas tras una serie de polémicas, especialmente su enfrentamiento con los padres musulmanes de un soldado estadounidense caído en Irak.
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Trump ha recalcado que de llegar a la Presidencia sacaría a EEUU inmediatamente del Acuerdo de Asociación Transpacífico (TPP), pactado con otras naciones de la cuenca del Pacífico, y renegociaría el tratado de libre comercio de Norteamérica (TLCAN), sellado con México y Canadá hace dos décadas.
En su propuesta económica, de la que dijo dará más detalles en las próximas semanas, ha citado la eliminación del impuesto de sucesiones, la reducción de la tasa a las empresas estadounidenses al 15 % desde el actual 35 %, la desgravación de los gastos por el cuidado de hijos y la rebaja del impuesto individual de ingreso.
Durante su discurso, Trump ha sido interrumpido por protestas en varias ocasiones, pero esta vez el candidato republicano ha evitado la confrontación y esperó pacientemente a que los manifestantes fueran desalojados de la sala por los agentes de seguridad.
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Launching his Presidential bid last June, Donald Trump held up his financial statement to prove he had assets worth a total of $9 billion. In a tasteless boast, Trump went on to reveal he refused a bank's loan of $4bn. He said: “I don’t need it. I don’t want it. And I’ve been there.” While millions of Americans continue to suffer the effects of sluggish economic growth, Trump is blissfully unaffected. Well, that's how he makes it sound.
Trump says he's never had to withdraw cash from a cashpoint. During an appearance on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien', Trump said that he'd never seen the need to use ATMs, all the while hinting at his extraordinary wealth.
Like many of his voters, money is always on Trump's mind. But unlike those struggling to make ends meet, Trump is more concerned with the perception of his wealth, which he says is "more than $9 bn". When an author suggested Trump had a net worth of less than $300m, the property tycoon sued him for libel. Yet during testimony, Trump admitted his own estimations depend on his "feelings". It was reported Trump said: "Yes, even my own feelings (guide estimates of my wealth), as to where the world is, where the world is going, and that can change rapidly from day to day." Trump lost the libel case.
Despite pretending to offer something different from the tired-old ways of Washington, Trump has admitted that he's more than willing to use dubious non-facts and statistics in an effort to further his White House ambitions. In a remarkable exchange with FOX News host Bill O'Reilly, the famously impertinent presenter took exception to flawed statistics banded about by Trump. O’Reilly: This bothered me, I gotta tell ya. You tweeted out that whites killed by blacks — these are statistics you picked out from somewhere — at a rate of 81 percent. And that’s totally wrong. Whites killed by blacks is 15 percent, yet you tweeted it was 81 percent. Now … Trump: Bill, I didn’t tweet, I retweeted somebody that was supposedly an expert, and it was also a radio show. O’Reilly: Yeah, but you don’t wanna be. … Why do you want to be in that zone? Trump: Hey, Bill, Bill, am I gonna check every statistic? I get millions and millions of people, @RealDonaldTrump, by the way. O’Reilly: You gotta, you’re a presidential contender, you gotta check ’em.
Trump once told a reporter: "I'm running for office in a country that's essentially bankrupt, and it needs a successful businessman." Yet it's not always been plain sailing for all of Trump's businesses. In the 1980s, Trump entered into the highly competitive casino market in Atlantic City, taking out huge loans on his investments and risking everything when the deals went into bankruptcy. More recently, Trump has seen his name attached to failing properties, including hotels and casinos. Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City both closed in 2014, while Trump Soho in Manhattan ran into foreclosure. Speaking to the Washington Post, Trump said of the deals: “I didn’t want to have any personal liability, so I used junk bonds. I accept the blame for that, but I would do it again,” he said. But Trump vehemently denied that the deal represented a personal failing or affected his personal wealth. He continued: “This was not personal. This was a corporate deal. If you write this one, I’m suing you.”
He's so obsessed with his image that when a "cybersquatter" took control of hundreds of online domain names, including those using the name "Trump", Donald went on the defensive. J. Taikwok Yung, a self-described "domainer" from Brooklyn, NY, was hauled before judges after Trump noticed he'd bought up a huge amount of his brand online. Trump sought the maximum damages allowed - $100,000 for each of the four Trump-related domain names bought by Yung. And he had legal grounds: Trump is a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Organisation and is adorned on many a high-stakes casino, and several hotels.
Evidence of more concerning delusion came last month, when Trump played the theme to Harrison Ford's 'Air Force One' to signal his private jet's arrival in Iowa. Trump even ordered his private Boeing 757 jet to "buzz" the control tower of a local airport, swooping low and thrilling supporters below. Trump even ensured the score to the 1997 film was playing as the jet landed and taxied into position. If that weren't enough, Trump shamelessly stood in perfect place to ensure the jet's huge "TRUMP" logo was captured by TV cameras.