Trump Congratulates Brazil’s New Far Right President Jair Bolsonaro


President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to offer congratulations to Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right former army captain just sworn in as Brazil’s new president.

“Congratulations to President @JairBolsonaro who just made a great inauguration speech – the U.S.A. is with you!” Trump wrote.

Bolsanaro — often described as the “Trump of the tropics” — gave his inauguration speech in the capital Brasilia, and vowed to crack down on corruption and crime.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended the inauguration, per the BBC, along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and far right Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

[Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images]

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