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How Bolsonaro will follow the U.S. election (and root for Trump)

Government officials are meeting with representatives of both sides in the U.S. presidential race. Bolsonaro is overtly pulling for Trump

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Photo montage: André Chiavassa/TBR

Breaking with political etiquette, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has not disguised his desire for Donald Trump to win today’s 2020 U.S. presidential election. In his most recent display of affection towards his American counterpart, Mr. Bolsonaro said he hopes to attend Mr. Trump’s second inauguration. “I don’t need to hide this, it comes from the heart,” he said, during the October visit of U.S. National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien.

As the polls open around the U.S., Mr. Bolsonaro will spend the day following the developments of Election Day. 

This morning, he met with cabinet members and foreign...

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