Brazil’s Bolsonaro Reaffirms Trump Ties, Cites Vote Fraud Claims

Asked by a supporter for his views on the storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters, he said: “You know I’m connected to Trump, right? So you already know my answer.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday, January 6th, reiterated allegations of U.S. election fraud and continued to back President Donald Trump, as the American leader’s supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol building.

Bolsonaro, a conservative former army captain, has long admired Trump, and was one of the last global leaders to recognize President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

On Wednesday, Bolsonaro said he had followed the storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters seeking to overturn the president’s election defeat. The breach forced lawmakers to evacuate and Congress to postpone . . .

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