The Latest: Protesters interrupt Trump speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

12:25 p.m.

Donald Trump is being interrupted by three protesters just minutes into a major economic policy speech in Detroit.

Security has removed two women who stood up and began shouting as Trump spoke. One woman stood on a chair and was quickly pulled down and escorted. Another stood up several minutes later and was also removed.

It was unclear what the women were shouting.

Audience members are largely showing support for the women’s removal, applauding as security guards lead them out. One person in the crowd shouted, “We love you, Trump!”

After the third protester, Trump said: This is what happens when you go from 35 people to 2,000.”


11:55 a.m.

Donald Trump’s campaign has pulled his tax plan from his website ahead of a planned relaunch on Monday.

Trump is in Detroit to unveil a new version of his economic plan. He’s calling for cutting business taxes, eliminating regulations and boosting domestic energy production. His plan calls for reducing the number of tax brackets down to three.

As recently as Sunday, Trump’s campaign website featured his previous tax plan under a section describing his policy positions. The page had said his priorities were to provide middle-class tax relief, simply the tax code, grow the economy and avoid adding to the national debt.

Trump is revisiting his economic plan as he tries to move past a rough patch in his campaign marked by comments that have drawn criticism from both parties.


7:20 a.m.

Donald Trump apparently has won over at least one member of the Bush family.

George P. Bush, the Texas land commissioner and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, is seen on a video posted online encouraging Republicans to unite behind the Republican nominee. The Texas Tribune reports the video of Bush’s remarks was taken Saturday at meeting for state party activists.

He acknowledges that “from Team Bush it’s a bitter pill to swallow. But added: “You get back up and you help the man that won and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton.”

An early favorite in the Republican presidential race, Jeb Bush said in May that he wouldn’t vote for Trump. Former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush have also withheld their support.


3:55 a.m.

Donald Trump is focusing his economic message on boosting jobs and making the country more competitive on a global stage by cutting business taxes, reducing regulations and increasing domestic energy production.

With a speech Monday to the prestigious Detroit Economic Club, the Republican presidential nominee seeks to reset his campaign and delve into a subject that is seen as one of his strengths.

The speech also is aimed at showing that Trump is a serious candidate in spite of a disastrous stretch that prompted criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.

While polls have shown that voters have deep concerns about Trump’s temperament and fitness for office, recent polling puts him ahead of or on par with his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, on who people trust on the economy.

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