Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who also shares Donald Trump’s passion for Twitter, is so in tune with the US president that he has even been dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics” by the media.
Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Washington on Sunday to meet with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, and forge an alliance hardened by a similar approach to the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela.
The tough-talking Bolsonaro has consistently expressed his admiration for President Trump, with his spokesman saying that the visit showed “the priority the government gives to building a solid partnership with the United States of America”.
“Nowadays, you have a president who is a friend of the United States who admires this beautiful country”, Bolsonaro told an audience at the US Chamber of Commerce on Monday.
”For the first time in a very long time, a pro-American Brazilian president arrives in Washington. It is the beginning of a partnership focused on liberty and prosperity, something that all of us Brazilians have long wished for”.
The right-wing president’s approach to the United States is different from that of previous administrations.