Wole Soyinka finally destroys Green Card.

Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author, Wole Soyinka claimed on Thursday that he has already destroyed his US residency green card.

 

Soyinka said he would throw away his green card and depart the country if the Republican Presidential aspirant to the last month’s election, Donald Trump wins.

 

Afterwards, he had vowed to destroy the green card on Trump’s swearing in day, to protest against the Republican billionaire’s campaign speeches.

 

But he has now told Journalists in South Africa that, “I have already done it, I have disengaged (from the United States). I have done what I said I would do.

 

“I had a horror of what is to come with Trump… I threw away the (green) card, and I have relocated, and I’m back to where I have always been.”

Trump victory provokes global shock and angst.

Donald Trump’s improbable victory in the US presidential election provoked global shock and angst on Wednesday over the implications for everything from trade to human rights and climate change.

The bombastic billionaire defeated Hillary Clinton in a result that few predicted, as millions of American voters shrugged off concerns over his temperament, lack of experience, and accusations of sexist and racist behaviour.

Trump’s rise has been keenly watched abroad as he campaigned on a platform of trashing trade agreements, questioning alliances, restricting immigration and dismissing climate change.

In often hushed scenes, many attendees at election-watching events around Asia expressed deep misgivings about Trump taking the reins of the world’s most powerful nation and economy.

Dianita Sugiyo, 34, a university lecturer in Indonesia — the world’s most populous Muslim country — said she was concerned by Trump’s calls to temporarily ban Muslims from countries with histories of terrorism.

“He has always been anti-Muslim and I am afraid he will discriminate against Muslims,” said Sugiyo, a member of a leading Indonesian moderate Muslim organisation.

“The United States is a multicultural country and there are a lot of Muslims there, so this is very terrifying,” she added, speaking at a US embassy event in Jakarta.

The election of an opponent of free trade caused financial markets across Asia to plunge, with Tokyo’s main index tumbling more than 5 percent, while stock futures on US and European markets also fell when they opened.

“The world is globalising and if the US, which is one of the economic powerhouses, is going to put up walls, I don’t see that as good for the world economy,” said Clarita Carlos, a political science professor at the University of the Philippines.

“They can practically slow down economic growth for everybody. He is a businessman. He should know better.”

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Trump has vowed to ditch the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, perhaps President Barack Obama’s main diplomatic legacy in the region.

Tang Siew Mun, head of the ASEAN Studies Centre at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, said such moves would severely damage the US in a region where China is posing a growing leadership challenge.

“For us in the region, we ask these questions: does America still stand for free trade as far as TPP is concerned? Will America stand for and engage internationally as a global leader?” he said, speaking on Channel NewsAsia.

Environmentalists also recoiled, as Trump has threatened previously to “cancel” the historic UN pact struck last year to address climate change.

“What have we become?” asked Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s Executive Director Yeb Sano.

“On climate change, clearly this is a massive blow to our prospects of progress and hope that the Paris Agreement had given us.”

At election events around the region, American Democratic supporters gradually deflated as Trump’s victory materialised, while Republicans were buoyed.

Bradley Jordan, a retired 59-year-old Californian in Bangkok, said a Trump win would “throw the whole world upside down.”

“It’s dangerous for the planet. If Trump wins, we will do nothing about climate change and the planet will be screwed. I just can’t believe this is happening right now,” he said, adding he was contemplating renouncing his US citizenship.

Even some Republicans expressed surprise at Trump’s win.

“To be honest we didn’t really think he would win,” Kym Kettler-Paddock, a US Republican, said at an election event in Hong Kong.

She said the panic over Trump would subside as he makes it known what sort of leader he would be.

“I think after that transition period (the uncertainty) would settle down,” she said.

Others, however, pointed to Trump’s friendly comments toward the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin as indicating America may no longer carry the torch for human rights.

“The fact that authoritarian leaders around the region find hope in the possible election of Donald Trump as president is a telling indicator of what they think his policies on human rights will be,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch.

Hollywood stars ‘terrified’ and ‘sad’ as Trump elected President.

Hollywood stars lashed out on social media Wednesday morning as Donald Trump declared victory and became the 45th US president.

 

The heated race for the White House saw Donald Trump win key battleground states on Wednesday before declaring victory, prompting Hillary Clinton’s strong mass of celebrity support to express their shock and disdain with the result.

 

“Someone give me hope,” actress and stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted when the first results began to surface.

 

“I’ve got you and I’m not letting go. @HillaryClinton,” wrote American Crime Story’s Sarah Paulson as she posted a photo of her holding on to a Clinton doll.

 

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger showed his indignation at the use of his track You Can’t Always Get What You Want at Trump’s victory speech, tweeting “maybe they’ll ask me to sing at the inauguration. ha”.

 

And rapper Snoop Dog called voters “zombies” for voting in a man unfit for office, adding “what a world”.

 

Captain America Chris Evans wrote “This is an embarrassing night for America. We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We’ve let a bully set our course. I’m devastated”.

 

Others took a milder approach, asking for “unity” and “understanding” among supporters.

 

American businessmen Mark Cuban wrote “I’m an American citizen First. Last. Always”.

 

CW’s Superman Tyler Hoechlin reminded his fans “we must love and look after one another. No labels, no colors, no hate, love all”.

 

Singer Ariana Grande was “utterly terrified” as Trump’s victory drew nearer, and comedian Patton Oswalt thanked all the major networks “you wanted a white-knuckle story. You got one. With a sad ending”.

 

Among the distressed celebrities there were also a few British voices.

 

Talk show host and comedian James Corden wrote that he was experiencing “Brexit feelings”, while singer Lily Allen urged Canada to “build a wall”.

 

Harry Potter writer J K Rowling urged people not to let “hate speech become normalised”, adding “we hold the line”.

 

American actress Chloe Sevigny took a more visual approach, posting on her Instagram page a picture of the American flag with the words “I’m terrified”.

 

And Diane Kruger, a German descendent in Hollywood, posted only a black background photo.

 

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane also tweeted: “I truly cannot visualize the rambling, incoherent creature I saw at the debates now addressing the nation from the Oval Office.”

 

Singer Cher wrote that the “world will never be the same”, adding Trump’s victory was “sad for the young”.

 

There were also a few messages of support for President Trump.

 

Martial arts actor Steven Seagal congratulated the Republican “for your stunning victory over your opponent”.

 

While actress Kirstie Alley wrote “against all odds,, against the establishment and even against most from the GOP.. u did it!”.

Most Senior Elected Republican Withdraws Support For Trump Over Sexual Comment

The most senior elected US Republican official has said he will not defend Donald Trump, after remarks he made about groping women led to outrage.

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan vowed to focus on defending seats in Congress, but did not end his endorsement of the party’s nominee.

Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Ryan should not waste his time fighting him.

Earlier Democratic rival Hillary Clinton cast doubt on Mr Trump’s apology for the 11-year-old remarks.

On Sunday, Mr Trump described his words as “locker-room talk”.

In a bitter televised debate, a month before the US presidential election, Mr Trump denied he had groped anyone.

Mrs Clinton tweeted on Monday that, if he stood by this assertion, he was “clearly not sorry”.

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US Presidential Aspirant, Donald Trump Spotted Naked, In New York.

Donald Trump, the Republican candidate has been a controversial figure ever since he announced his intention to run for office. 

His many outbursts which have offended just about every race in the known universe have made him much maligned and disliked figure in the American community.

This is not to say he is not without his supporters, but even those are dwindling as he lost the support of major republicans who labelled him as ‘Reckless’.

 

Now, a life-size, flesh-coloured statue of a completely naked Donald Trump popped up at Union Square in downtown Manhattan but has since been removed by New York authorities.

 

To make things worse, he was crafted without balls which made it all the more amusing.

 

The statue is the work of a group of artists known as Indecline, and it was their way of protesting against the Republican nominee. in the middle of a heavily crowded area were aiming to protest the attitudes and statements of the Republican candidate, EFE news reported.

 

It was in a crowded area and it stood there for over 2 hours with tourists and other people taking pictures of it and generally laughing at the spectacle.

 

It was finally removed by personnel from the city’s Parks Department who said in a communique that it is illegal to display artwork in public without the proper permits.

The group, Indecline, carried out similar protests against Trump in Seattle, Cleveland, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In a statement they said, “Unlike the statues, it’s our hope that Donald Trump, our modern-day Emperor of Fascism and Bigotry is never installed in the most powerful political and military position in the world. These fleeting installations represent this fleeting nightmare, and in the fall, it is our wish to look back and laugh at Donald Trump’s failed and delusional quest to obtain the presidency,”
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Republican Billionaire Fund-raiser Defects To Clinton’s Camp, Gives Reason

A prominent Republican activist and fundraiser says she will back Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and give money to her campaign to stop her party’s nominee Donald Trump, repudiating him as a dangerous demagogue.

“I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her,” Meg Whitman told The New York Times Tuesday.

The billionaire Whitman is CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and used to be chief executive of eBay. Whitman funded her own, ultimately failed campaign to be elected governor of California in 2010.

Whitman told the Times that Trump is a “dishonest demagogue” and that electing him to the White House would lead the United States “on a very dangerous journey.”

Whitman said she stood by remarks earlier this year in which she compared Trump to Hitler and Mussolini, and said dictators often come to power by democratic means.

“Time and again history has shown that when demagogues have gotten power or come close to getting power, it usually does not end well,” Whitman said.

She also disclosed that Clinton had reached out to her about a month ago in a telephone call.

Whitman said she is even willing to campaign for the former secretary of state.

Whitman will donate an amount in the “mid-six figures” to the Clinton campaign, the Times said, quoting an aide to her.

Whitman was a top fundraiser for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign and chaired New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s finance team this year until he pulled out of the race.

When Christie endorsed Trump, Whitman accused the governor of an “astonishing display of political opportunism, the Times said.

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Hillary Clinton Is The Devil, She May Rig The Elections – Donald Trump

Republican nominee makes claims on campaign trail while ignoring controversy over his remarks about a Muslim soldier’s parents.

 

Donald Trump has claimed that there is a possibility of the US presidential election being “rigged” as he tried to divert attention away from a disastrous week for his campaign by also labelling hisHillary Clinton Is The Devil, She May Rig The Elections – Donald Trump rival Hillary Clinton as “the devil” and praising the primary opponent of Republican speaker Paul Ryan.

 

The Republican nominee has in the past few days faced a barrage of criticism following his controversial comments about the Gold Star parents of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq.

U.S Defense Secretary Resigning

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular foreign policy team.

Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama’s party in the midterm elections. It also comes as the president’s national security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, include the rise of the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

While Obama has sought to consolidate foreign policy decision-making within the White House, advisers have privately criticized Hagel for not being more proactive and engaged in Cabinet meetings and other national security discussions. Hagel also angered White House officials with a recent letter to national security adviser Susan Rice in which he said Obama needed to articulate a clearer view on the administration’s approach to dealing with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

A senior defense official said that Hagel submitted his resignation letter to Obama on Monday morning and the president accepted it. Hagel, 68, agreed to remain in office until his successor is confirmed by the Senate, the official said.

The official said both Hagel and Obama “determined that it was time for new leadership in the Pentagon,” adding that they had been discussing the matter over a period of several weeks.

Obama was to announce Hagel’s resignation Monday. The president is not expected to nominate a new Pentagon chief Monday, according to a second official.

The officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter by name ahead of Obama’s official announcement.

Among the leading contenders to replace Hagel is Michele Flournoy, who served as the Pentagon’s policy chief for the first three years of Obama’s first term. Flournoy, who would be the first woman to head the Pentagon, is now chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security, a think tank that she co-founded.

Hagel is a Republican who served as senator from Nebraska and became a critic of U.S. involvement in Iraq. After Obama nominated him to succeed Leon Panetta as Defense Secretary in his second term, Hagel struggled through a disastrous confirmation hearing that raised early concerns about him within the White House.

Recent questions about Hagel’s future at the Pentagon were prompted in part by his decision to postpone a long-planned trip this month to Vietnam. At the time, officials said he needed to remain in Washington for congressional consultations, but that did not stop speculation that the White House might be looking for a replacement for the final two years of Obama’s term.

Just last week Hagel was asked about the speculation during an interview on the Charlie Rose show. He was asked whether he’s concerned by the speculation.

“No. First of all, I serve at the pleasure of the president,” Hagel said. “I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity I’ve had the last two years to work every day for the country and for the men and women who serve this country. I don’t get up in the morning and worry about my job. It’s not unusual by the way, to change teams at different times.”

Hagel was the first enlisted military member to become secretary of defense. He served in the Vietnam War and received two Purple Hearts.

Hagel forged a strong personal relationship with Obama in the Senate, including overseas trips they took together. He carved out a reputation as an independent thinker and blunt speaker, and Obama said he came to admire his courage and willingness to speak his mind.

When Obama nominated Hagel, he said he was sending the U.S. military “one of its own.” Hagel was the first enlisted military member to become secretary of defense.

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