“Brazil Will Not Progress While Bolsonaro ‘Sucks up’ to USA,” says Lula

"As long as there is a president who does not respect himself, who does not respect his sovereignty and who continues sucking up to the Americans, as Fernando Henrique Cardoso did withClinton and as Bolsonaro does with Trump, the country will not progress. This country must be sovereign," Lula told 'Russia Today'.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said in an interview published on Friday by the Spanish version of Russia Today channel that he believes that Brazil "will not progress" while leaders like Fernando Henrique Cardoso and current President Jair Bolsonaro "continue sucking up" to political leaders of the United States.

"As long as there is a president who does not respect himself, who does not respect his sovereignty and who continues sucking up to the Americans, as Fernando Henrique Cardoso did with Clinton and as Bolsonaro does with Trump, the country will not progress . . .

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