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Brazilian minister iterates that Brigitte Macron is in effect “truly ugly”

Friday, September 6th 2019 - 09:51 UTC
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“The president said it - it's true,” minister Paulo Guedes he said to applause during an economic forum. “The woman is truly ugly.” “The president said it - it's true,” minister Paulo Guedes he said to applause during an economic forum. “The woman is truly ugly.”

A Brazilian government minister said French first lady Brigitte Macron was “truly ugly” on Thursday, only days after the country's president appeared to endorse an attack on her appearance. Brazil's economy minister Paulo Guedes said he agreed with President Jair Bolsonaro's comments about Macron's looks.

 “The president said it - it's true,” he said to applause during an economic forum. “The woman is truly ugly.”

Later, an aide said in a statement that Guedes “asks for forgiveness for the joke he made today during a public event ... when he mentioned the French first lady.”

Bolsonaro garnered criticism last week when he appeared to agree with a Facebook post that implied French President Emmanuel Macron's wife was not as attractive as his own wife Michele Bolsonaro.

He wrote “Do not humiliate the guy, ha ha” on a post that read “Now you understand why Macron is persecuting Bolsonaro” next to pictures of the two first ladies.

The French president called Bolsonaro's behavior “extraordinarily rude” and the Brazilian president later deleted his comment.

Brazil and France have clashed in recent weeks over the handling of fires in the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, which is crucial for a stable global climate.

Categories: Politics, Brazil, International.

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  • DemonTree

    Are all Brazilians this shallow? I'd have thought Guedes had bigger things to worry about, like the 12.7% unemployment rate and the crappy economy.

    Sep 06th, 2019 - 09:26 am +1
  • KikeUshuaia

    Imagine having Jair as you nation's representive! This Bolsonaro is a cradle snatcher, his wife is half his age. Say no more.

    Sep 06th, 2019 - 01:02 pm +1
  • :o))

    The Brazilians are VERY Gentlemanly AND Chivalrous!

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 11:15 am 0
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