Trump presidency comes to an end

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20 January 2021

One of the United States’ most tumultuous and divisive presidencies ends today. But, for a while it appeared as if Donald Trump refused to leave office.

He never accepted defeat.

Africa will be glad to see Trump go.

In South Africa he emboldened right-wing and racist organisations who long for the days of apartheid.

Africa also witnessed intense brutalisation of Black people by the police in the USA during Trump’s reign.

Trump spoke down to women and women of colour especially.

Africa will not miss Trump.