Trump and Bolsonaro told one another that they are looking forward to working “side-by-side” as “regional leaders of the Americas,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced in a statement.
It seems that the people of Brazil, extremely fed up with the rampant corruption and move toward communism the left in the country has conducted for decades, fought back at the polls.
“We cannot continue flirting with communism … We are going to change the destiny of Brazil,” Bolsonaro said in an acceptance address. He also vowed to carry out his campaign promises to stamp out corruption after years of leftist rule.
The former army captain’s rise in popularity, according to reports, has been propelled by rejection of the leftist PT who controlled Brazil for 13 of the last 15 years, after being removed two years ago during a massive recession and political graft scandal.
The far-right candidate’s win was marked with thousands cheering and setting off fireworks outside his home in Rio de Janeiro. In Brazil’s commercial capital of Sao Paulo, his win was greeted with fireworks and the honking of car horns.
“Brazil is partying. Brazil’s good people are celebrating,” said Carmen Flores, local president of Bolsonaro’s PSL party.
Leftists highlight his ‘anti-LGBTQ’ stance and hard line against communists, after he said that the former dictatorship didn’t go “far enough” torturing and killing leftists who attempted to take over the nation and destroy freedom.
They also point to his campaign slogan for president, ‘Brazil above everything, God above everyone,’ and claim that he’s a hate-monger because he has said that Brazilians don’t like homosexuals.
Regardless of reports, there is no doubt that Bolsonaro has clinched a victory and many people believe he has tapped into the disgust normal people feel over having their culture appropriated and altered by fringe groups and their push for communist rule.
The seven-term congressman has also vowed to crack down on crime in Brazil’s cities and rural areas by giving police more freedom and allowing law-abiding Brazilians buy weapons to fight crime and defend themselves from criminals.
But apparently, that’s enough to make the left scream radical.