“I’m going to do my best to give you a good grade” – Donald Trump, in the first debate, on education
Donald Trump has admitted he is struggling to find a way to explain to his supporters why he will support their right to vote.
The Republican presidential nominee is in the process of drafting a new platform, which he is expected to unveil at a rally in Ohio on Thursday.
The document will likely have to be revised from the first draft of his campaign’s platform, as the billionaire has been reluctant to release his most recent version of it publicly.
In an interview with CNN, Mr Trump also said he would focus on the future of education, and said he believed that he could make a deal with the Democrats on some of the biggest issues.
“I believe we have a lot of leverage,” Mr Trump said, adding: “I have great ideas and I’m not going to stop until we get something done.”
The comments came as a series of recent high-profile school shootings have taken place in the United States, raising fears of a growing school-to-prison pipeline.
The Trump campaign has not commented on the issue.
The president has previously said that he believes he is capable of bringing education to all Americans, but the Trump campaign declined to comment when asked about the comments.
Mr Trump’s education policy could be one of the key elements of the new platform.
According to his website, the platform will outline “common-sense reforms to help families, students, teachers, and community institutions make a better choice for their children”.
The platform also proposes “better, more predictable funding for schools and to support schools with new technology”.
Mr Trump has not outlined any specific proposals for improving education in the new document, which is expected before the end of the year.
It is not clear whether he will propose any new taxes to fund schools or any new spending to fund higher education, or any other policies he has been unable to pass through Congress.
In the past, the Republican president has criticised President Obama’s “failed policies”, calling him a “weak and ineffective president”.
He has also said that Mr Obama’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, should be fired because she has not been able to get her policies implemented in the US.
Mr DeVos has been widely criticised for trying to implement a voucher program for private schools in her home state of Michigan, which has seen more than 50,000 students leave the system and more than 100 students leave public schools because of her policies.
The voucher program was suspended after a federal judge blocked its implementation in the state of Indiana.
The next federal judge to rule on the voucher program is expected in November, and it is not known whether the president will use that ruling to overturn the state’s decision.
Mr Obama has said that the Republican policies he inherited did not solve America’s education problems, and has vowed to continue to do so.
“He didn’t have a good education policy and he didn’t get it right,” Mr Obama said of Mr Trump during a September debate in Flint, Michigan.
“We are going to make sure he gets it right.
We are going for every child.”