President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton leaves door open for 2020 run: ‘I’d like to be president’ Protesters unveil pro-trans banner at World Series Trump congratulates Brazil’s Bolsonaro on presidential win MORE on Sunday night referred to as Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro to congratulate him on his win.
Trump and Bolsonaro advised each other that they’re wanting ahead to working “side-by-side” as “regional leaders of the Americas,” White Home press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated in a press release.
Bolsonaro, the controversial right-wing populist who has been nicknamed “Trump of the Tropics,” received 55.1 p.c of the vote with 99 p.c voting by Sunday night within the U.S.
The longtime Brazilian congressman has been fiercely criticized for his incendiary rhetoric that opponents and activists have referred to as racist, sexist and anti-LGBTQ. He has confronted a number of fines and fees for statements focusing on black, homosexual and indigenous Brazilians.
He has lengthy touted his anti-LGBTQ stance, encouraging mother and father to beat their homosexual youngsters, and has criticized Brazil’s former brutal army dictatorship for not going “far sufficient” of their mass killings.
His rise has troubled anti-fascists who comply with Brazilian politics, as he has endorsed the authoritarian violence that was endemic within the nation underneath its earlier army rule.
A motion of primarily ladies referred to as “Ele Não,” or “not him” rose as much as oppose Bolsonaro in Brazil over the previous yr, drawing parallels to the U.S.’s “Me Too” motion which has vehemently opposed Trump.
Bolsonaro is about to change into essentially the most right-wing politician within the area.