I’ll tear my green card on January 20, says Wole Soyinka : Trump’s victory
Before the election, Wole Soyinka made a statement that if Trump won the Us election he was going to tear his green card, well Trump has won the election and since then many Nigerians have been asking the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka to do as he said he will do.
Its pretty obvious that Soyinka made that statement in annoyance with the possible victory of the Republican candidateIn an interview with The INTERVIEW, the world-acclaimed writer and human rights activist expressed resentment at Trump’s emergence, saying it spelt trouble for humanity.
When asked if he still intended to thrash the card, he said “Come January 20, 2017; watch my WOLEXIT!”
Well by WOLEXIT, he seemed to be referring to his final ‘exit’ from the US, playing on Brexit, the expression referring to Britain’s historical exit from the European Union.
Although he said he was not too surprised that Trump won, he noted that his victory had brought an already teetering world closer to the precipice.
He also said, “The possibility (of Trump’s victory) was looming nearer and nearer, getting scarier and scarier.
“As the election day approached, the specter became near palpable. I refused to switch on the television this morning until I had stiffened myself with a strong espresso. I felt disaster in my marrow.
“Trump’s wall is already under construction. Walls are built in the mind, and Trump has erected walls, not only across the mental landscape of America but across the global landscape. “I am glad you referred to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – that was one anniversary in reversal!”