Trump calls for re-election of Brazil's Bolsonaro, 'the Trump of the tropics'

Trump calls for re-election of Brazilian Bolsonaro, “the Trump of the tropics”

Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in June 2019.

Donald Trump on Thursday gave his “fullest support” to the re-election campaign of Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro, “a great guy” , in the words of the former US president.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the Trump of the tropics, as he is nicknamed, has done a great job for the wonderful people of Brazil, hailed Donald Trump on his Truth Social network.

The far-right Brazilian leader is a big admirer of Donald Trump, known like him for his misuse social networks, his provocative style and many slip-ups.

He is a great guy who has my full support, assured the Republican billionaire.

The October 2 presidential election is the most polarized in recent Brazilian history. Polls show Jair Bolsonaro losing to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Some fear he will contest the poll result if defeated, risking to provoke scenes of violence, such as those on the Capitol in Washington by supporters of Donald Trump in January 2021.

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