Hours after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th United States president, Professor Wole Soyinka said he has forgiven Americans for electing former President Donald Trump.
The Nobel Laureate who made the disclosure during an interview with Arise Television on Wednesday, January 20, described the recent outgoing American leader as a “racist” and a “xenophobe”.
Legit.ng recalls that back in January 2017, the playwright confirmed in an interview that he destroyed his green card (American immigrant visa) following Trump’s victory at the November 8, 2016, presidential election.
The award-winning author added that he would not be renewing the green card as he visits the United States without it.
Soyinka stated that America had redeemed itself with the removal of Trump while displaying pieces of his torn green card.
He went on to note that for the correction of the unbelievable error Americans committed four years ago he feels honoured to be associated with the democratic forces of the US.
Speaking on his green card, the playwright stated that he considers himself back in the community which he dissociated himself four years ago.
Soyinka said he was glad to be back but will not renew his green card as it is not necessary. According to him, he is fine going in and out as a visiting alien.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that on Wednesday, January 20, Biden was officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America in what many described as a historic event.
The 78-year-old Democrat was sworn in outside the historic building by Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.
Biden’s vice, Harris took the oath of office as America’s 49th vice president. The 56-year-old was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
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