Kevin O’Brien Chang, political affairs commentator
“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.”