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For Bolsonaro, US elections are not over, “Have they really finished?”

Friday, November 13th 2020 - 09:23 UTC
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“But has it finished, have the elections already finished?,” Bolsonaro asked the supporter, breaking into a smile before posing for selfies. “But has it finished, have the elections already finished?,” Bolsonaro asked the supporter, breaking into a smile before posing for selfies.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a close ally of Republican President Donald Trump and one of the few prominent world leaders still not to have congratulated Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on his election win, asked on Thursday whether the vote in the U.S. was really over.

Talking to supporters outside his official residence, Bolsonaro was asked what he thought of the American election result.

“But has it finished, have the elections already finished?,” he asked the supporter, breaking into a smile before posing for selfies.

The Brazilian leader, who had vowed to be the first to congratulate Trump on his re-election, is approaching a week without passing on congratulations to Biden, who has been projected to win the majority of both the popular and electoral vote.

The Brazilian leader's posture could herald a rocky start in relations with Biden, whose agenda with Brazil would likely include addressing Amazon deforestation and human rights.

On Tuesday, he also took a swipe at Biden referring to him as a “candidate” and taking issue with a comment Biden said during a U.S. presidential debate that Brazil should fight deforestation with foreign help or face unspecified “economic consequences.”

“We saw recently there a great candidate for head of state say that if I don't put out the fire in the Amazon, he will put up commercial barriers against Brazil,” Bolsonaro said.

“And how can we deal with all that? Just diplomacy is not enough ... When saliva runs out, one has to have gunpowder, otherwise it doesn't work.”

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  • Terence Hill

    Chicureo Pervert, Psychological Transferee, Malignant Narcissist, Criminal Libeller, Alcoholic, & Spam King
    “Filthy-potty-mouthed liar” You must be mistaking me for yourself. I'm the guy that proves everything I claim. You're the person that has never proved anything, thus:
    “The burden of proof lies upon him who affirms, not on him who denies”
    Soma's Dictionary of Latin Quotations, Maxims and Phrases
    When you fail to meet your burden, it's not unproven, it is untrue.
    As thoughts can never be unproven.
    “Thoughts are either true or false in an absolute sense, never both or neither.”
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; States of Affairs
    “That ACTUALLY FLUSH TOLIET PAPER” I never had a toilet when I was in Brazil, that I didn't flush my toilet paper without problem. But I sure blocked a few in commercial establishments the piping can't handle even normal ordinary waste, sans paper.

    Nov 21st, 2020 - 07:52 pm +1
  • Chicureo

    Actually it was a free and wholly democratic election that brought political change desired by the majority of Brazilians.

    The PT has been exposed as a corrupt nest of vipers that should be exterminated.

    Brazil acima de tudo, Deus acima de todos!

    Nov 17th, 2020 - 08:43 pm 0
  • Terence Hill

    Chicureo Pervert, Psychological Transferee, Malignant Narcissist, Criminal Libeller, &
    What no more revealing your perverted thoughts. So you're unable to attribute the source of your claims to anyone other than yourself. While you acquiesce by your silence.
    Spam King“We enjoy working the soil” Well it doesn't help you with your postings, as you keep digging yourself into it.
    But, what is more important, without proof it shows what goes on in your head, and thus your culpability. Since, your unable to prove any of the terms originated with me.
    “If you pick an avocado from the tree ...” Stick your semantics up your hoo hoo.
    ”pick [with object] detach and remove (a flower, fruit, or vegetable) from where it is growing:“
    It was a free and wholly democratic election
    No it wasn't it was a censored election.
    ”Yet crucially, there is no evidence that Lula either owned or lived in the triplex at any point. Beyond the suspicious activity with apartment 164-A, the court cited no evidence that directly implicated Lula in a quid pro quo with OAS. Instead, it argued that because it is known that OAS was taking kickbacks from Petrobras, and Lula was the sitting president at the time, it is reasonable to infer that he was aware and complicit. This is, needless to say, not sufficient evidence to convict someone beyond a reasonable doubt. And indeed, according to several analysts, no European or American court would have ruled to convict based on the evidence presented“
    http ://www.brownpoliticalreview.org/2018/03/brazils-democratic-woes-anti-elitism-reemergence-illiberalism/
    ”Documents leaked to the Intercept have led to the exposure of Operation Lava Jato (Carwash) as a means to rig Brazil’s 2018 election, which was carried out in conjunction with the United States Government.”
    http://www.brasilwire.com/the-narrative-must-be-protected-at-all-costs/

    Nov 18th, 2020 - 12:28 pm 0
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