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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:43 PM

Why Is Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Rejecting $22 Million in Aid to Fight Fires in the Amazon?

The Amazon is on fire. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is more concerned with his grudge against French President Emmanuel Macron.

On Monday, Macron led world leaders at the G7 summit in France in approving a $22.2 million aid package to assist Brazil in fighting the blazes that have been decimating the world’s largest forest this month. Bolsonaro was not happy. He really didn’t appreciate the tone with which it was offered. Or something.

“We cannot accept that [Macron] unleashes improper and unreasonable attacks on the Amazon, nor disguises his intentions behind the idea of an ‘alliance’ of countries for the G7 to ‘save’ the Amazon, as if we were a colony or no man’s land,” the Brazilian president wrote on Twitter. “Other heads of state sympathize with Brazil, after all respect for the sovereignty of any country is the least that can be expected in a civilized world.”

Macron has been a vocal critic of Bolsonaro’s negligence of environmental issues and middling response to the fires. Bolsonaro has in turn accused Macron of harboring a “colonialist mindset” while implying that he’s worried the agricultural opportunities that would be created by the decimated forest would be a threat to France’s farming interests. Macron hasn’t been deterred, and on Monday even floated the idea that an international agreement to protect the forest could be “a real possibility if a sovereign state took concrete actions that clearly went against the interest of the planet,” according to the Washington Post.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/jair-bolsonaro-amazon-fires-macron-877074/

So Bolsonaro is a snowflake just like Trump.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 27 OP
Claritie Pixie Aug 27 #1
smirkymonkey Aug 27 #2
Kurt V. Aug 27 #3

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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:48 PM

1. I beleive this started with cry baby bully Balsonaro insulting Macron's wife.

Macron retorted with something about Brazilian women being ashamed of Bolsonaro.

Anyway - he caused the problem and is now playing the victim. Another narcissist.

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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:55 PM

2. Small correction, Bolsonaro is a narcissistic, self-absorbed, thin-skinned douchbag just like

Trump. He's going to refuse aid just because of his pathetic little ego? Who does that remind you of?

Please don't tell me there is another Trump clone who has been let lose on the planet. We may not survive even one of them, but we definitely won't survive two of them at the same time.

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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 08:05 PM

3. yep. man child, just like our very own.

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