Trumponomics: Trump to promise to double US growth rate

His 13-man economic advisory panel has no women, and two economists

Donald Trump, tombstone, Central Park,

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Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is due to unveil a new economic plan later today.
The Financial Times reports that he will "re-orientate" his campaign amid alarm in the Republican Party as he loses ground to Hillary Clinton in polls.

Ahead of his speech in Detroit today, Mr Trump has unveiled a 13-person team, comprising of all males and dominated by billionaires and bankers. It only features two economists.

Five of the members are major Trump donors, from families who have contributed over $2m to the candidate's joint fundraising account with the Republican Party.

He says that the team bring "unparalleled experience and success," to the table ahead of November's vote.

The Trump team has isolated the economy as an area where it believes it can make gains on Clinton, it is one of the few areas in-which the businessman has been beating the former Secretary of State.

The New Yorker is expected to claim that his policies will double US economic growth through putting fresh tariffs on Chinese goods and the re-negotiating international trade rules.

He will also unveil new tax incentives aimed at bringing American companies who operate abroad back to the US.

The property developer is looking to regain ground after a disastrous week which saw him surrender ground in polls after criticising the Democratic Conference appearance of Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a Muslim-American solider who was killed in action in Iraq in 2004.

Hillary Clinton will give her own speech outlining her economic policies on Thursday.