SINEAD O’CONNOR has expressed her delight at seeing Donald Trump depart the White House ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as President.
The 53-year-old singer, who identifies as Shuhada Sadaqat since converting to Islam in October 2018, has been an outspoken critic of Trump throughout his time in office.
She once compared him to the devil after he refused to denounce white supremacists and also courted controversy by tweeting “thank you God” in response to the news Trump had tested positive for Covid-19.
So, it was hardly a surprise to see the Nothing Compares 2 U singer celebrating as Trump’s final few hours in office played out on television.
It began with a commentary on Trump’s farewell speech – one that O’Connor was left thoroughly unconvinced and unimpressed with.
“The "peace" part of Trump's farewell speech reminds me of how we all used to drone out The Hail Mary In Irish at school,” she tweeted. “Thoroughly bored.”
As Trump took the sky in Air Force One, the Irish musician joked “With any luck they'll fly him off to Mars.”
“I don't think I have ever seen a human being apart from Trump, who actually looks worse when they smile,” she added in a follow-up tweet.
Then, as the plane disappeared into the distance, O’Connor tweeted “Yaaaay!!!! He's gone !!!” alongside a link to the video for The Mavericks’ hit Dance The Night Away.
While fans have previously questioned some of O’Connor more contentious statements regarding Trump, there seemed to be a greater level of consensus that his departure was one to celebrate.
“Yeah, let's celebrate! cheers!! For a better future,” one follower replied.
“Best news in four years,” another added while a third simply said “Good riddance.”
O’Connor cancelled a planned tour late last year in order to enter a one-year treatment programme for trauma and addiction.
“I have been addicted to weed for 34 years. A lifetime,’ she said.
“This year I lost someone beloved and has affected me so badly that I became briefly addicted to a drug other than weed.”
Despite these difficulties, O’Connor pledged to continue tweeting her opposition to Trump and was among those to express delight at news of his defeat to Joe Biden in the US elections.
Fans are hoping to see and hear more from the Irish musician later this year.