I am just a number — a black man in America

(NAN) – Jamaican-born reggae star, Shaggy, says he is “glad” Donald Trump is President of the United States.

The star, who is gearing up for The Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation, (SMADF), fundraiser on Saturday, January 6, 2018, told the Jamaica Observer that he sees the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America as a blessing in disguise.

“I am one of those persons who is glad Donald Trump is president… absolutely!,” he was quoted as saying. “It makes us realize that some of the people I thought was my really good friends, really are not. He (has) allowed a lot of people to come out of their face. Because a lot of them were really just keeping it under wraps. … So it’s good that he’s president because it has allowed a lot of people to wake up. You have not seen so many people wake up.”

The Army veteran added that the Trump’s presidency has caused black people in America to wake up to the reality of how they are really seen in that country.

“Donald Trump cause everybody to find dem yard,” he told the paper. “I fought for the United States government, did four years in the military and fought in the Gulf War; I pay taxes in America — you do not want to know the figure; and at the end of the day I am just a number — a black man. I am just a second-class citizen. That doesn’t change in America.”

The SMADF fundraiser will benefit the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Jamaica.