I will tear my green card if Donald Trump wins, Soyinka says
Nigerian author and Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka has said he will destroy his green card, a permanent residence permit for the US, if Republican Party’s candidate in the November 8 US presidential election, Donald Trump, is elected.
“The moment they announce his [Trump’s] victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up,” said Soyinka in a video of a conversation with students at Oxford University in the UK.
Soyinka said he feared Donald Trump would ask all green-card holders to reapply to come back into the US.
Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton also painted a grim picture of a Trump presidency on Thursday, warning undecided voters as the ever tighter White House race entered its final five-day stretch.
“Imagine it is January 20, 2017, and imagine that it is Donald Trump standing in front of the Capitol,” Clinton told a 15,000-strong crowd in Tempe, triggering a chorus of boos for her Republican opponent.
“Imagine that he is taking the oath of office and then imagine that he is in the Oval Office making the decisions that affect your lives and your future,” she said.