Trump says looking at NATO, OECD membership for Brazil

Trump says looking at NATO, OECD membership for Brazil

Brazil's new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro signed a deal on Monday to open a base to U.S. satellite launches as he appealed for warm relations with Donald Trump on a visit to Washington.

This could include being granted Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status, which would give Brazil preferential access to the United States weapons market.

Brazil's populist leader Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Washington on Sunday to meet with US President Donald Trump.

Such are the similarities between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and US counterpart Donald Trump that each has earned a nickname related to the other.

Both countries were dedicated to the "guarantee of freedoms respecting the traditional family, in the fear of God, our Creator, [and] oppose gender ideology, politically correctness and fake news", Bolsonaro said.

Ahead of Tuesday's warm welcome at the White House, Bolsonaro said the United States and Brazil would sign an agreement permitting American satellite and rocket launches from Brazil's Alcantara space launch center.

The two Presidents agreed to deepen their partnership through the United States-Brazil Security Forum to combat terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, cybercrimes, and money laundering, and they welcomed two new arrangements to enhance border security.

"We want to have a great Brazil just like Trump wants to have a great America", he said. "You have the key and I, the hotel owner, can get in if necessary", he said.

Trump was mid-ramble about how unfairly American outlets treat him.

Trump said he and Bolsonaro are "going to have a fantastic working relationship", and added, "We have many views that are similar".

"The president has united with authoritarian leaders of sorts all around the world while downplaying or overlooking some of the worst human rights abuses, whether it's praising the leader of the Philippines for executing suspected drug dealers, saying Kim Jong Un wasn't to blame for Otto Warmbier's death, downplaying Putin's reported killing of journalists, dismissing the Saudi crown prince's role in the Khashoggi murder, or largely overlooking Chinese President Xi's record on re-educating Muslims, millions of them". "I have always been a great admirer of the United States, and this admiration increased with the arrival of your excellency in the presidency", Bolsonaro told him. These include the crisis in Venezuela, Cuba's involvement there and the possible threat from China's rising influence on politics in South and Central America.

Speaking to Fox News, he said: "We do agree with President Trump's decision of proposal on the wall". This is the first bilateral overseas visit of Bolsonaro, and it's the first time in history that a Brazilian president has visited Washington as his or her first official overseas visit.

The highest priority is the crisis in Venezuela, where the U.S. and Brazil - and dozens of other countries - have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president with the goal of driving President Nicolas Maduro from power.

Mr Bolsonaro, like Mr Trump, ran an insurgent, social media-powered campaign. They do not intend to do the best or do good to the USA people.' Bolsonaro said.

Trump also praised Brazil's president for his quick recovery from a "truly disgusting ordeal". As Trump threatened "all options are on the table" to ensure Maduro's ouster, Bolsonaro has considered welcoming a US military base to stave off Venezuelan ally Russian Federation from increasing its presence in the region.

"The vast majority of potential immigrants do not have good intentions", he said unleashing a hurricane of online protest from Brazil, a nation of immigrants and emigrants (over a million Brazilians live in the United States).

"Even the friendliest of Brazilian governments was never that friendly", the official said.

Armstrong said a hypothetical entrance of Brazil into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "means little operationally" and would be "based on a short-term political objective". We stand against it to the ultimate benefit of the two nations.

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