NYC Council Speaker: Trump’s plans could cripple economy

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

NEW YORK (AP) — An analysis by the New York City Council finds that Donald Trump’s lightning-rod proposals to deport illegal immigrants and temporarily ban Muslims could hurt the local economy.

The analysis finds that the proposals could cost New York state more than $800 million and New York City more 340,000 jobs.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is expected to unveil the findings on Wednesday and say that “the city’s economy would shrink because of Donald Trump.” Mark-Viverito is a Democrat who supports Hillary Clinton.

She also is slated to blast the presumptive Republican nominee’s immigration plans “as racist fear-mongering proposals.”

A copy of Mark-Viverito’s remarks was provided to The Associated Press in advance of her speech.

A Trump campaign spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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