The newspaper The Washington Post, from the United States, said that Eduardo Bolsonaro met with Donald Trump and that the former American president would have advised his family to contest the result of the election in Brazil. In a report published this Wednesday, 23, the post says that the meeting of President Jair Bolsonaro’s (PL) “son 03” with Trump took place at ‘Mar-a-Lago’, a luxury resort owned by the Republican in Palm Beach, Florida, after the victory of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) at the polls.
Steve Bannon, a former Trump strategist who has already been arrested and recently convicted of obstructing the investigation into the 2021 attack on the Capitol, confirmed that he spoke with Eduardo Bolsonaro in the state of Arizona. Bannon declared to post that the subject was “the strength of the pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations and potential challenges over the election result in Brazil”.
The report, signed by journalists Elizabeth Dwoskin and Gabriela Sá Pessoa, points out that allies and advisors of the current head of the Executive are divided on the “next steps”. While some recommend contesting the result immediately, others want “a global war in defense of free speech”.
Jason Miller, a former Trump adviser, also confirmed that he had lunch with Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro in Florida and that they discussed “digital censorship and freedom of expression”. Other meetings of Bolsonaro’s close allies with Trump’s political advisors have been taking place, in addition to calls, according to the news, entitled “Trump assists Bannon and Miller to advise Bolsonaro on the next steps” – in free translation.
O post sought out Donald Trump and Eduardo Bolsonaro to comment on the report, but neither responded. The newspaper also points out that the attempt by Bolsonaro and his party, the PL, to challenge the result of the second round in court “will probably fail, but may encourage supporters”, citing that many voters of the current president are still in demonstrations and vigils in several cities in Brazil.
“Protesters have already been photographed holding signs that read BrazilianSpring and BrazilWasStolen , in English, showing a great connection between the right-wing movements in both countries”, says the text, in reference to the terms “Brazilian spring” and “Brazil was stolen” that have been appearing in street protests and social media posts by Jair Bolsonaro supporters.