Donald Trump announced his support for Jair Bolsonaro and called Lula da Silva a “far-left lunatic.”

File photo of former US President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo)

Former US President Donald Trump Called for voting Jair Bolsonaro At the presidential polls in Brazil on Sunday, he called his opponent a “madman”. Luis Inacio Lula da SilvaNicknamed “Lulu” in a message on her reality social site this Friday.

“On Sunday, vote for President Jair Bolsonaro – he will never let you down!”He said of the Brazilian president, describing him as “a great and respected leader, he’s a great guy with a big heart.”

“His opponent ‘Lulu’ is a far-left lunatic who will soon destroy his country and all the tremendous progress made under President Bolsonaro, including making Brazil a respectable country again,” Trump added.

Trump's comments in support of Bolsonaro
Trump’s comments in support of Bolsonaro

Lula, 77, won the first round on October 2 with 48.4% of the vote, compared to 43.2% for Bolsonaro, who is seeking a new election. A period of four years. With neither getting more than 50%, the two will meet in a second round on Sunday in which the former president is the favourite.

In the first round, of the 156.5 million Brazilians eligible to vote, about 32.7 million (20.9%) did not show up at the polls, and that number has tended to increase in turnout.

During the campaign Bolsonaro questioned the electronic voting system without evidence, raised fears that he would ultimately not accept defeat and that there would be unrest similar to the invasion of the Capitol in the United States. In 2021, Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington in a failed attempt to prevent Congress from confirming the Republican presidential primary loss to Democrat Joe Biden.

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“Sunday was a great day for Brazil and the world”, Trump said Friday.

In September, the former Republican leader already endorsed Bolsonaro.‘Tropical Trump’ As it is fondly called. “You have done a great job for the wonderful people of Brazil,” he said.

(With information from AFP)

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