Trump congratulates Brazil’s President Bolsonaro

Published January 2, 2019, 7:27 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Reuters
(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Brazil’s newly inaugurated far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, telling him on Twitter that “the U.S.A. is with you!”

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for H.R. 2, the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018" in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Jim Young/ MANILA BULLETIN
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for H.R. 2, the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018” in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young/ MANILA BULLETIN

Bolsonaro, an ideological ally of Trump who was sworn into office in Brasilia on Tuesday, also used Twitter to thank his U.S. counterpart, saying that “under God’s protection, we shall bring prosperity and progress to our people!”

 
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