Former President Donald Trump has called on Brazilians to re-elect President Jair Bolsonaro.
Trump made the request in a post on his Truth Social network on Saturday.
Trump Urges Brazilians to Re-Elect Jair Bolsonaro @jairbolsonaro https://t.co/tpR3K3fBUR
— John Holywell (@holywell_john) October 3, 2022
"Bolsonaro himself posted a video of Trump admonishing the Brazilian people to re-elect him, offering his endorsement and calling Bolsonaro 'a fantastic leader, a fantastic man, [and] one of the great presidents of any country in the world,' specifically citing Bolsonaro's management of Brazil's economy," Breitbart News reported.
"Thank you, my friend Trump! Thanks to the support of the Brazilian people and our determination to fight for Brazil's interests, today we are respected throughout the world and we count on the support of free and prosperous nations and no longer of socialist dictatorships, as in the past," Bolsonaro said in the translated tweet.
- Obrigado, meu amigo Trump! Graças ao apoio do povo brasileiro e de nossa determinação em lutar pelos interesses do Brasil, hoje somos respeitados no mundo todo e contamos com o apoio de nações livres e prósperas e não mais de ditaduras socialistas, como no passado. pic.twitter.com/p4gcAcSiIU
— Jair M. Bolsonaro 2️⃣2️⃣ (@jairbolsonaro) October 2, 2022
The two leaders have both served as strong conservatives and have supported one another.
Trump now gets to see how well his endorsement works in another country in comparison with his strong track record of endorsements in the U.S.