Kevin O’Brien Chang, po­lit­i­cal af­fairs com­men­ta­tor

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

“Ja­maica and the Caribbean are well down on their list of pri­or­i­ties. They are not go­ing to be think­ing di­rectly about us, so we would have to be think­ing about in­di­rect ef­fects.

“With Hil­lary Clin­ton, you would have ra­tio­nal­ity. She’s some­body who will cre­ate rea­soned pol­icy, which not only ben­e­fits the US, but, hope­fully, would ben­e­fit other re­gions near it.

“With Don­ald Trump, there’s no ra­tio­nal­ity. The man is com­pletely ir­ra­tional. He doesn’t seem to have any pol­icy frame­work to work with. He just speaks what­ever comes to his mind. For Ja­maica, and for the world, it’s a mat­ter of hav­ing some­body in charge of the US you can rea­son with and who will see dif­fer­ent points of views and will even un­der­stand that the US has some obli­ga­tion to Ja­maica as a big neigh­bour to a small num­ber. For Don­ald Trump, Ja­maica prob­a­bly doesn’t regis­ter ex­cept that a whole lot of black peo­ple come from Ja­maica, and he’s go­ing to lock up a lot of black peo­ple who are giv­ing trou­ble and re­move them. You can’t see much good com­ing from Trump.”

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