Wole Soyinka says Trump is a ‘racist and monster’
Soyinka describes Trump as a xenophobic aberrant who disrespects the female gender.
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, who famously tore his green card to shreds after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States in 2016, says he has forgiven Americans for electing Trump whom he describes as a “racist,” “xenophobe” and “monster.”
In an interview with Arise TV, the playwright said America has now redeemed itself by voting Trump out.
“I feel honoured to be associated with the democratic forces of the United States for correcting the unbelievable error that they committed four years ago,” Soyinka says.
On ripping his green card to shreds four years ago, Soyinka says: “I consider myself back in that community from which I dissociated myself four years ago and I am very glad to be back but I am not renewing my green card, it is not necessary. I go in and out as a visiting alien and that is good enough for me.”
Soyinka says he was very much concerned with the US elections in 2016 because the country has a huge Nigerian population, adding that America’s history would not be complete without blacks.
He says he tried to warn Nigerians resident in the U.S about the impending danger of a Trump Presidency. When his advice was ignored, Soyinka says, he had to rip his green card to shreds.