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US & VI may be better off with Donald J. Trump as President- Hon Fraser

- said VI can learn about dangers associated with lack of transparency
Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) believes that both the United States of America and the [British] Virgin Islands may be better off with Donald J. Trump as President of the United States of America. Photo: VINO/Internet Source
Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump celebrate the close of the polls as they watch election results at a rally in Spartanburg, South Carolina February 20, 2016. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump celebrate the close of the polls as they watch election results at a rally in Spartanburg, South Carolina February 20, 2016. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Hillary R. Clinton's supporters in tears. Photo: Getty Images
Hillary R. Clinton's supporters in tears. Photo: Getty Images
ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA, who had predicted a victory for Donald J. Trump as President of the United States of America, is optimistic that both the United States of America and the Virgin Islands may be better off with Mr Trump at the helm.

Mr Trump strode to victory against Democratic Candidate Hillary R. Clinton with wins in battleground states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania, propelled by white, working-class “Trump Democrats”. These voters crossed party lines to back a billionaire who vowed to return jobs to America — echoing Ronald Reagan’s victory over Jimmy Carter in 1980.

Virgin Islands News Online reached out to Hon Fraser for his reaction to the US elections results and the Opposition Leader responded via a post on his Facebook page this morning, November 9, 2016.

We asked Hon Fraser what he felt the US election results could mean for the Virgin Islands and what could the territory learn from the US Presidential Elections.

“I think the BVI will be the better with a prosperous United States. What do we ever get from China, in terms of aid! Rebuilding the US infrastructure means money for United States workers, which translates into tourism dollars coming to the Virgin Islands, means Americans investing in our housing market. The possibilities are bright.”

According to Hon Fraser, the United States has lost its way in world trade and its balance of trade deficit is untenable. “America doesn't produce anything anymore. Just think about it, America lifted a trade ban on Iran, and before the ink dried, France was signing the sale of 118 aircraft valued at $25 billion with Iran. What happened to the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing? Well they eventually signed a smaller deal later. Perfect example how the international community is taking advantage of the US. A Trump presidency will put an end to that. Meaning a paying down on the ridiculous $20 trillion debt.”

The Opposition Leader also pointed out at how China has militarised the South China Sea, as America has helplessly stood by, much to its allies’ astonishment, all in the name of so-called friendly relations with the same China.

‘I always favoured Trump’

Hon Fraser, reflecting on the 2016 US Elections campaign, said after some eighteen months of bickering, ugly insults and bitter fighting, the America establishment and those they were able to convinced, had sealed shut their minds from the message the Republican Candidate/Nominee was spreading, and preferred instead to focus on his rhetoric.

“The result of this cocky attitude, coupled with a liberal media's disservice to the people in their obvious favour for Hillary Clinton was the shock of their lives this morning with a Donald Trump election to the Presidency of the United States.

“Anyone with whom I felt was open minded enough to have a discussion with me on American politics could tell you where I stood. It has always been my preference for a Trump presidency. Just like I called BREXIT. American, and by extension, the world needed a new direction. Hillary Clinton was only going to be more of the same.”

Hon Fraser concluded: “We can learn here in the BVI the dangers associated with the lack of transparency when it comes to politics, if only your political opponent is prepared to call you out on it.”

33 Responses to “US & VI may be better off with Donald J. Trump as President- Hon Fraser”

  • facts man (09/11/2016, 10:09) Like (17) Dislike (36) Reply
    Fraser has vision
    • the rock (09/11/2016, 16:47) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      " to facts man" frazer got a vision and trump got a billion, that's the difference between the two of them, APPLE TO ORANGES!
    • ------------------ (09/11/2016, 17:08) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
      JF is the real boss
  • look (09/11/2016, 11:13) Like (35) Dislike (19) Reply
    That is a stupid comment, everything that man does from know on will eventually effect us, don't be so naive Fraser.
  • Scary Mary (09/11/2016, 12:11) Like (49) Dislike (21) Reply
    ‘I always favoured Trump’ - This kind of thinking is exactly why Mr. Fraser needs to be replaced as leader of the VIP.

    Trump has no respect for any race but his own, has no respect for women in general, and is incapable of having a "grown up" conversation without resorting to comments like, "No I'm not, you are".

    He has created such division in his country that it is not only likely but it is EXPECTED that there will be race riots in the streets once again. By his own statements and actions, he has given the citizens of the USA permission to bring bigotry, hatred and bullying back in vogue again. He will lead his country back to the 1930's!

    Donald Trump has no business running one of the most powerful countries in the world. He is unqualified on so many levels, the least of which is not his personality. He is hardly the rock steady type I would want to join in the war room, where he would be within arms reach of nuclear warheads!

    Sadly, his mentality is along the same vein as that of Vladimir Putin, but without the intelligence and cunning that Putin possesses. He is basically another Kim Jong-un, with a much bigger budget and a far better trained military. He is nothing more than a wealthy, puppet capable of being manipulated by those far, far smarter than he is.

    I am not at all surprised that Mr. Fraser is a Trump supporter.
    • The past (09/11/2016, 13:52) Like (18) Dislike (28) Reply
      You are living in the past, just stay there and the world will leave you there. Tell Dr. Ben Carson (a world renown neuro surgeon, who happens to be black) and the countless numbers of blacks and hispanics who voted for Trump that he's only interested in his own race.

      You folks can't seem to think for yourself, Democrats don't do spits for black people except to keep them poor, but because the black so-called leaders say vote Hillary Clinton, people like you think everyone must follow. Fraser is just good where he is. And you will be alright in your misery
  • fish (09/11/2016, 12:11) Like (29) Dislike (5) Reply
    Julian Frazer is the BVI DONALD TRUMP
    • ??? (09/11/2016, 16:46) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      Is he? Then why did he lose 11 to 2, despite facing the odds like Trump against Clinton.
      Frazer is no Trump.
    • the rock (09/11/2016, 21:03) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      trump got a billion frazer got none~
  • belonger (09/11/2016, 12:28) Like (26) Dislike (14) Reply
    I disagree with Fraser. The aim was to kill the Legacy of Barak Obama as a black man as President. White Rural America with bigotry and hate from Trump played into the defeat, the purposely interference by the FBI as they did when they assassinated Dr. King, Malcolm X and JFK. They had to prevent Clinton from the Jaws of Power. America is still as it was in the 1960's pretending to be a friend on the face of it does not mean ur really a friend. The Latinos who believed they have arrived especially Cuban-Americans hates that Mexicans crossing into the US illegally and being allowed to stay, so u know what; they pull up the ladder to leave their fellow Latinos who they believe are inferior to them to suffer at the policies of Trump. The World is watching to see what's next for America.
    • pete (10/11/2016, 13:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      congratulations America. You have made name-calling, insults, flagrant lying, degrading women, self-interest and importance, demagogy, hate crimes, re-dividing voting districts for gain, keeping an enemies list for revenge, ignorance of the constitution main-stream and out in the open. Hard-fought Civil rights and voting practices will be turned back and all gains you have made will be erased. Supreme Court pick will see to that. Where is the adult in the room?
      you think a person who is so easily insulted and wants to punish by hitting back "twice as hard" is world class material? can you see him standing with the queen or next to the Japanese premier and ignore protocol because he doesn't half to respect traditions? He is a loose cannon who insults the intelligence of informed people. He won because his crudeness appealed to the un-informed. He said he "loves un-educated people". That's an insult in its own right. Fraser, you belong with him.
  • all we get from china (09/11/2016, 13:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    is what the chinese minister brings to sell to the government
  • confused (09/11/2016, 13:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    " AMERICA INVESTING IN OUR HOUSING MARKET" ???? If i'm miss understanding that statement someone please correct me. But he sounds hypocritical, now i'm no NDP fan. But wasn't part of the voices claiming stop selling our land leave it for our people stop giving it to foreigners but we must let them invest in our housing market. What you think they are going to invest and leave NO HOMIE they want pay back
  • frazier (09/11/2016, 14:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    These words and sentiments sound like they could have come from a Trump supporters in the US who falls in the typically lower income / working class, non-college educated, poor white rural demographic. Think about that and that this man is one of the privileged few elected to represent you in the house of assembly.
    • OhKala (09/11/2016, 16:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @frazier; You are so silly, you really think that those 59 million people who voted for Trump falls in your so called category of "Trump supporters in the US who falls in the typically lower income / working class, non-college educated, poor white rural demographic". That makes you a fool
      • Truth. (09/11/2016, 17:22) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
        I agree with u Frazer we definitely need a Trump here instead of NDP or VIP.
  • i from here (09/11/2016, 16:09) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    You think the BVI people dumb like Americans ?

    That is why we didn't vote for you Fraser, you like Trump.
  • agreed (09/11/2016, 17:05) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Go Fraser. You Not afraid to state your opinion. And I may agree with you
  • Eyes. (09/11/2016, 17:20) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    Never like the Clintons for how they Rob Haiti. Oboma did more harm to the Caribbean than good..
    • Hmm (09/11/2016, 18:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Where do you live? How tf do you know that He did more harm to the BVI?
  • The True Virgin (09/11/2016, 18:06) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    Tell Richard Branson to put that in his pipe and SMOKE IT!

  • Umm (09/11/2016, 18:44) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    This man needs to shut up!!!!!! You can't even run the BVI!! Or solves the issues going on in the British Virgin Islands and you want to be here talking about how you pride trump Winn? Go sit down please do us all a favor and sit!! Have several sit.....
  • SMH (09/11/2016, 18:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's sad to see that half of you BVI ppl stupid just like the ppl that vote in trump!! And the same stupid ppl vote in the NDP and that black sheep above!
  • don't be transparent (09/11/2016, 20:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this catch word 'transparency' means NO privacy. Only an idiot wants that. The BVI needs to go back to respecting
    privacy including in financial and banking matters, not to mention socially. Snap out of it! Act like adults.
    • pat (10/11/2016, 13:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      so do you mean if ministers are using public money they don't have to declare where it goes? Or if they make millions in a private deal that sells out the country, they don't have to be exposed? Trump will not give tax returns because he knows what he has been saying about his wealth, business dealings with countries that are on the US watch list, or how he made millions at the expense of others are all lies and deceit. This man is a snake charmer and con man.
  • wize up (09/11/2016, 23:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    simply based on the ideology of Trump: should fraser become premier of BVI all Island people will be scrutinized(Just saying)
  • Interested (10/11/2016, 05:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fraser got time to comment on the USA elections lets see if he can win the chairmanship on 30 November or Fahie and Carvin will give he licks
    • wize up (10/11/2016, 07:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ interested: are you saying carvin running for chairmanship of VIP: i though malone was looking to spend more time running the complex at pockwood pond.....but school children also say he running for politics; will carvin run at large; district; VIP; NDP BUT I hear malone and fahie starting a new party to get around the member from the third
  • WTF (10/11/2016, 07:51) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just like Trump is unqualified to be President, Fraser is also unqualified to lead the Virgin Islands. I wonder if Julian followed Trump's campaign? Everything out of his mouth was hateful, divisive, disrespectful to women, disabled people, immigrants and humanity in general. So Julian finds that attractive. I always knew he was simple and shallow.
  • America is for the Americans (10/11/2016, 10:56) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Trump seems to be saying America is for the Americans....It is time for US to say BVI is for BVIslanders as well.
  • God knows best (10/11/2016, 12:40) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    What Trump supporters not realised is that Trump meaning America is for Americans also means he wants a white America and no other race.He was so divisive in his campaign and now talking about healing America now he has won. All that I can see this man in is a KKK suit with a fire stick in his hand burning anyone in his path to victory.Get ready for many plane loads of people coming home soon.He forgets it is most immigants who made America what it is today.Anyway God knows best


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