Trump issues endorsement for Bolsonaro


Trump issues endorsement for BolsonaroTrump issues endorsement for Bolsonaro

Former President Trump shared his endorsement for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s reelection amid backlash in Brazil over Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“President Jair Bolsonaro and I have become great friends over the past few years. He fights hard for, and loves, the people of Brazil-Just like I do for the people of the United States,” Trump said in his statement Tuesday.

“Brazil is lucky to have a man such as Jair Bolsonaro working for them,” Trump added. “He is a great President and will never let the people of his great country down!”

Trump’s endorsement came as a Brazilian Senate committee recommended that Bolsonaro face criminal charges over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the country.

A congressional committee report obtained by The New York Times found that Bolsonaro pushed unproven COVID-19 treatments and ignored communications with vaccine manufacturers such as Pfizer.

In an interview with a Brazilian radio station, Bolsonaro fired back at the report, calling the charges “fantasies.”

“I am not going to discuss these people’s fantasies. I am not going to discuss this load of stupidity,” Bolsonaro told the radio station.

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