The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, He was disgusted with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, due to the honors he gave to the former Brazilian president, Luiz Incio Lula da Silva.
“It seems that it’s a provocation. Could it be that he and his intelligence services don’t know who Lula was here? ” Jair Bolsonaro in an interview with Radio Sociedade de Baha. The Brazilian head of state, then, ventured the reason for this treatment of the PT leader.
“Macron has a problem with me,” he said. Jair Bolsonaro and then added: He was always against us and always hit us for the Amazon, as if they had preserved their jungles.
He then raised his tone and exclaimed: France is not an example for us, much less Mr. Macron, who is very well accompanied by Lula. “
The Brazilian far-right boss’s displeasure came after Lula da Silva, his main opponent heading into next year’s elections, had a warm reception in several European countries during a recent tour.
The European Parliament applauded him standing and the French mayor, Anne Hidalgo, described him as a great man. But more notorious was how Macron received him at the Elseo Palace, in a clear rebuff to Jair Bolsonaro.
Unlike Bolsonaro, increasingly isolated from the international community, Lula was greeted as if he were in power by leaders such as the Spanish Pedro Sánchez, according to former Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim.
Lula announced that in February or March he will be able to confirm whether he will indeed run in the 2022 elections. The polls position him in a comfortable first place, while Bolsonaro will not have a chance.