Former Saint Lucia Foreign Minister, Rufus Bousquet, has asserted that the pathway to victory for Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, is very steep.
As a result, Bousquet does not believe Trump will win the elections on Tuesday.
“I think everybody who watches CNN etc – the various news outlets with the possible exception of Fox, would have noted that the pathway to victory for Donald Trump is very steep. I don’t think he can do it,” the former Foreign Minister told the Times.
However Bousquet was of the opinion that any enthusiasm for Democratic contender, Hillary Clinton, has to be dampened by the realization that in the recent past there have been a number of surprises in the election process.
“People are keeping a lot of their sentiments to themselves and more importantly the polls have often been wrong,” he told the Times.
Bousquet explained that as a result, some persons are leaving the door open to the possibility of a Trump victory.
Nevertheless, the Former Foreign Minister told the Times that statistically, it is quite clear that Hillary Clinton has a huge edge.
Rufus Bousquet felt that the outcome of the US election will make a significant difference to the Caribbean.
“I believe the question of Trump versus Clinton on immigration policy alone is perhaps the standout item,” he declared.
According to Bousquet based on Trump’s pronouncements the Republican Presidential candidate is clearly anti-immigration.
The former Foreign Minister stated that Trump has an “inward looking” immigration policy.
On the other hand Bousquet said that Hillary Clinton has a “cohesive” policy and has promised to have immigration reform in the early days of her administration if elected.
“I think this is extremely important to Caribbean people because US immigration is the focal point of our society and what people in the region do,” the former Foreign Minister told the Times.