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Trump Endorses Bolsonaro’s Stalled Re-Election Bid in Brazil

  • US has a policy not to pick a side in other nations’ elections
  • Bolsonaro is trailing Lula in all major opinion polls
Trump, left, shakes hands with Jair Bolsonaro at Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., on Saturday, March 7, 2020. 
Trump, left, shakes hands with Jair Bolsonaro at Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg
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Former President Donald J. Trump threw his weight behind his protege Jair Bolsonaro, officially endorsing the Brazilian leader’s stagnated bid for another four-year term.

“‘Tropical Trump’ as he is affectionately called, has done a GREAT job for the wonderful people of Brazil,” Trump wrote on his social media site, Truth Social. “When I was President of the U.S., there was no other country leader who called me more than Jair.”