Not much for us to get from Trump, Clin­ton pres­i­dency – lo­cal watch­ers

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS - Jo­van John­son Staff Re­porter

JA­MAICANS AP­PEAR not to have de­luded them­selves into think­ing Ja­maican and Caribbean af­fairs will re­ceive much at­ten­tion in the United States pres­i­den­tial elec­tion cam­paign now in its home­stretch. Lo­cal watch­ers, how­ever, be­lieve that the in­di­rect im­pli­ca­tions rest in the po­si­tions on im­mi­gra­tion and jobs, which are big ticket items for Amer­i­cans.

Demo­cratic nom­i­nee Hil­lary Clin­ton, whose leaked emails speak of ‘open bor­ders’, and her Repub­li­can op­po­nent, Don­ald Trump, who wants to ring Amer­ica with a wall, have con­trast­ing po­si­tions on those is­sues and most oth­ers.

In any case, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from academia, busi­ness, pol­i­tics, and the trade union move­ment say there’s no per­fect can­di­date whose pres­i­dency will mean only favourable poli­cies for Ja­maica and the re­gion – if at all.


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