Brazilian President Finally Recognizes Joe Biden as US New President

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday afternoon for his November 3rd election victory, accepting the defeat of political ally Donald Trump.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday afternoon for his November 3rd election victory, accepting the defeat of political ally Donald Trump.

“Greetings to the President Joe Biden, with my best wishes and the hope that the USA will remain ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave,’” President Bolsonaro said in a statement published by Brazil’s Foreign Ministry.

“I will be ready to work with you and continue to build a Brazil-USA alliance, in defense of sovereignty, democracy and freedom around the world, as well as in trade integration,” the conservative leader also said in the statement.

Echoing Trump, President Bolsonaro previously voiced concerns about alleged widespread US fraud in the November presidential election, without citing any evidence. 

Biden’s victory leaves the Brazilian leader without a key diplomatic ally and further undermines his approach to the COVID-19 crisis, whose gravity he has often sought to play down.


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