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