- Wole Soyinka has shared his thoughts on Americans electing Donald Trump as president
- The playwright in a recent interview said he has pardoned people of the United States for the correction of an unbelievable error
- Soyinka's reaction is coming after Joe Biden took over from the outspoken former US leader
Hours after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th United States president, Professor Wole Soyinka said Americans have been exonerated for voting Donald Trump as president four years ago.
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”, Punch reports.
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.
Speaking on his green card, the playwright stated that he considers himself back in the community which he dissociated himself four years ago.
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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In a related development, Biden arrived at the White House, with first lady Jill Biden by his side after his inauguration.
The newly inaugurated US president was greeted by military members and a band. The band played "Hail to the Chief" and "God Bless America" as the couple looked out.
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