The Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that his country and the U.S. stand united in their efforts to erase and undermine the LGBTQ+ people, and he said it while Donald Trump was standing beside him.
Both presidents delivered joint statements at the White House yesterday to start off the Brazilian president’s visit to the U.S., and at the end of his statement, Bolsonaro said that Brazil and the United States stand side by side in their efforts to ensure liberties and respect the traditional family lifestyles and respect to God against the gender ideology, the politically correct attitudes, and fake news.
He added that he wants to voice his admiration and recognition to President Donald Trump on the day where they seal the promising alliance between the two most promising and largest democracies in the Western hemisphere.
Even though Trump didn’t respond to the comments made by Bolsonaro, he smirked when the Brazilian president mentioned “fake news”, and then they went on to take questions on unrelated matters from the press.
Bolsonaro has openly discussed his opposition to the LGBTQ+ community, and he has even said that he would never love his son if he came out as gay. He also said back in 2017 that he would never have a gay son because his family has “a good education”, and he promised to ban any references to LGBTQ+ people at school. According to him, they are a threat to the country’s Christian values.