Trump And Brazilian President Unite on Defeating Socialism And Fake News
Jair Bolsonaro met with president on Tuesday the White House
President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met on Tuesday the White House where they discussed their shared goals of improving trade, exposing fake news, and defeating socialism.
Trump started by congratulating Bolsonaro on winning the election.
“Last October was an incredible feat,” Trump said.
“And really a truly incredible challenge and the end result was something the whole world was talking about.”
The president went on to predict they would “have a fantastic working relationship."
“I think Brazil's relationship with the United States because of our friendship is probably better than it’s ever been by far,” Trump stated.
Donald Trump also thanked Brazil for providing aid to those suffering under Venezuela's socialist dictatorship.
“I also want to express our profound gratitude to President Bolsonaro and all the Brazilian people for their effort to provide humanitarian aid,” he stated.
“We also thank you for allowing the United States to station extensive assistance and massive aid on the Brazilian border. The Brazilian people have been incredible.”
The president moved on to socialism and referenced the rise in Democrats identifying as socialists.
“Hopefully, by the way, it’s also arrived — that twilight hour — in our great country,” Trump said.
“The last thing we want in the United States is socialism,” Trump emphasized.
A socialist administration controlled Brazil before Bolsonaro taking office.
According to the report from the DailyWire: During their 25-minute joint press conference, Trump also said he plans to designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally — a status that would allow Brazil to have easier access to the purchase of U.S. military equipment.
Trump continued that he would possibly support Brazil becoming a NATO ally, though there is some disagreement if Brazil would even qualify.
Trump also emphasized that he and Bolsonaro share views on economics and trade.
“In our meetings, we also discussed the strong economic ties between our nations grounded in the principles of fairness and reciprocity — my favorite word, reciprocity.
President Bolsonaro and I are both committed to reducing trade barriers, facilitating investment, and supporting innovation across a range of industries, particularly energy, infrastructure, agriculture, and technology,” he said.
Trump applauded Bolsonaro's capitalist views, stating that American companies are “ready to go” and invest in Brazil when Bolsonaro accomplishes his vision of “freeing the private sector and opening the economy.”
When it was Bolsonaro’s turn to speak, he invited Trump to visit Brazil, promising him he would “be very welcomed by the Brazilian people,” adding that he has “always admired” the U.S. but that his sense of admiration grew when Trump took office.
Bolsonaro earned the nickname “Trump of the Tropics” for his similarities to Trump, including disliking political correctness and running a campaign that highly relied on social media as opposed to the mainstream media.
"Today," he said, "Brazil has a president who is not anti-America, which is unprecedented in the past few decades.” The two countries “are tied by the guarantee of liberty, respect for the traditional family, the fear of God our creator, against gender identity, political correctness, and fake news,” Reuters reported.
“Drawing inspiration from Ronald Reagan, I wish to bring to bring to Brazil his administration style, summarized with the following: ‘People should say what the government should do, and not the other way around,’” Bolsonaro said.
Building democracy in Venezuela is also “a shared interest” between the two countries, Bolsonaro stated.
While taking questions from reporters, Trump made a moment to recognize Bolsonaro's son, Brazilian Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro.
“I see in the audience, the son of the president, who has been fantastic. Would you please stand up?” Trump said.
“The job you’ve done during a very tough period is just fantastic, and I know your father appreciates it, that I can tell you.”
Eduardo has been a firm supporter of American conservatism.
While answering a question, Bolsonaro told reporters he believed Trump would be reelected in 2020.