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Americans Like Trump's Manner To Speak On His Own Behalf – British Historian
27 September, 2016
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What You Need To Know:

✅ “We have to remember that the number one priority of the American president is the United States and in particular getting the U.S. economy back on track;”
✅ “From a foreign policy point of view, the world has to hope that Hilary Clinton is the next president;”
✅ If Trump wins, he will need to build a proper administration with a secretary of state and a national security advisor who possess the experience he lacks;
✅Ferguson believes an event completely outside the political process could decide the outcome of the presidential
race, and not some debate.


“We have to remember that the number one priority of the American president is the United States and in particular getting the U.S. economy back on track,” says Niall Ferguson, Professor of History at Harvard University. According to Ferguson, who is a British historian, Americans take very little interest in the rest of the world.   However, “from a foreign policy point of view, the world has to hope that Hilary Clinton is the next president.”

Donald Trump, the non-Republican who hijacked the primaries, according to Ferguson, is very inexperienced when it comes to foreign policy and politics in general.  If he wins, he will need to build a proper administration with a secretary of state and a national security advisor who posses the experience he lacks. “You can’t run the biggest and most powerful government in the world with a bunch of your real estate buddies and kids,” he says.

Ferguson believes that Trump’s previous economic speech made more sense than Clinton’s and that his plan would stimulate the economy. If Clinton becomes president, Ferguson is “hopeful she will tone down some of the Bernie Sanders elements of her economic policy.”

And even with a high anti-establishment sentiment and voters growing suspicious of the political class, Ferguson believes an event completely outside the political process could decide the outcome of the presidential race, and not some debate. The big worry is not what Clinton or Trump say, but “what could happen as it were outside the political process that could decide this election.”

Hromadske’s Nataliya Gumenyuk spoke to Niall Ferguson, Professor of History at Harvard University on September 17th, 2016 in Kyiv.