US President Donald Trump has mentioned that he’s critically looking at NATO membership or another formal alliance with Brazil as he welcomed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to the White House on Tuesday.
Bolsonaro made an uncommon journey to the CIA headquarters yesterday, the primary day of his journey to the US throughout which he hopes to articulate a pro-US stance and to increase commerce ties and diplomatic cooperation.
Brazil’s president was one of many first to throw his assist behind Venezuela’s pro-US opposition chief Juan Guaido after Trump declared assist for him in January.
Ahead of Bolsonaro’s journey, a senior Trump administraion official touted the “historic remaking” of the US-Brazil relationship to McClatchy.
Bolsonaro endorsed Trump’s southern border wall and immigration coverage in an interview with Fox News on Monday night time and echoed Trump’s personal rhetoric, saying that the “vast majority” of potential immigrants “do not have good intentions.”
“They do not intend to do the best or do good to the US people,” he mentioned.
The proper-wing chief, who rose to the presidency after an anti-institution marketing campaign modelled on Trump’s personal 2016 candidacy, has been branded the ‘Trump of the Tropics’ by some media.
“I’m willing to open my heart up to [Trump] and do whatever is good, to the benefit of both the Brazilian and the American people,” he instructed Fox.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has been an outspoken critic of Bolsonaro and who lives in Brazil, tweeted on Monday that in his time reporting on the notorious Edward Snowden information, he was repeatedly “warned” that the CIA’s largest everlasting presence is in Brazil as a result of intelligence company’s Cold War actions, together with its position in serving to to overthrow Brazil’s democratically elected authorities in 1964.