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Donald Trump to lay out economic plan next week, VP pick Mike Pence says

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Briar Woods High School, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

PHOENIX — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will lay out an economic plan next week, his vice presidential pick Mike Pence said at a town hall in Phoenix on Tuesday.

Pence made the comment in passing while addressing a question about homeless veterans, during which he transitioned to talking about jobs.

While he said Trump will discuss the plan, Pence did not go further into detail on what it may include.

It is unclear when or where Trump will talk about the plan. His online schedule does not list any dates past Friday, though his campaign constantly has events in the works that have not been announced or confirmed.

What that plan could include is also unclear. Trump has already spoken about some of his economic plans for the country, portions of which have been heavily criticized by both opposing political parties and studies.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — one of America’s richest men — told delegates at the Democratic National Convention that Trump would be disastrous for the nation’s economy.

“Trump has left behind a well-documented record of bankruptcies and thousands of lawsuits and angry shareholders and contractors who feel cheated and disillusioned customers who feel ripped off,” said Bloomberg, now an independent. “Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s run his business. God help us.”

A study said Trump’s already announced tax and budget plans would contribute $10 trillion to the national debt.

Trump hinted at a new plan during his Republican National Convention nomination acceptance speech.

After saying that numerous minorities are worse off, fewer people are working and household incomes are lower than when President Barack Obama first took office, Trump only said he would offer several reforms that would not be popular with politicians but would “add millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth that can be used to rebuild America.”

The new plan could involve elements from Pence, who does not see eye-to-eye with Trump on certain economic issues. Most notably, Pence has been a supporter of international trade deals such as NAFTA and the TPP, both of which Trump has criticized and said he wants to remove so he can negotiate a better deal on a nation-by-nation basis.

Trump’s plan could also include a further explanation of his stance on job creation. During the convention, Trump said he wanted to spark a hiring surge in infrastructure jobs.

He may also discuss his tax plan, though he released a detailed description on his website nearly two weeks ago.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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