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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Soyinka on Green Card: Wait till Donald Trump assumes office

The Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has asked people reminding him to tear his green card as he threatened he will do if Donald Trump wins to wait until January 20, when Trump will be sworn into office as president of the United States.

In response to a question on Trump’s emergence during an interview with Newsweek, the literary icon said: “Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office?”

"I’m just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now."

Last week, Soyinka threatened to destroy his green card – his US residency permit – if Trump won.

"If in the unlikely event he does win, the first thing he’ll do is to say [that] all green-card holders must reapply to come back into the US. Well, I’m not waiting for that,” he had told students of Oxford University, England.

"The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up."

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