Jair Bolsonaro Fast Facts: The Brazil-born nationalist is the country’s first far-right president since 1964 and a staunch opponent of LGBT rights and women’s rights. He’s also a staunch supporter of illegal immigration.
Here’s what you need to know about the new president of Brazil.
He wants to send 3,000 immigrants home every day.
This is how Bolsonaro describes himself on Facebook: “I am not a man with a political agenda. I do not want to be a president who fights for the social welfare of the country, who defends the poor, the immigrants, the farmers, the military, the police, and the politicians.”
This isn’t the person you want to listen to. This man wants to end immigration, deport illegal immigrants and give poor families money via social programs.
He has no problem with a family who grows marijuana on the land that they supposedly own, as long as the family lives in a country they can legally live in.
He has a complicated relationship with the CIA.
Bolsonaro is an avid supporter of the right-wing terrorist group Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and the National Reorganization Process of North Korea. The group is responsible for funding the left-wing groups involved in the #BlackLivesMatter movement and is also closely connected to the CIA.
In his words: “My relationship with the CIA has been very good.”
He knows his support for the group will cause problems. He knows this because he plans to meet with the CIA Director, Mike Pompeo. It’s worth pointing out, however, that he also had a very friendly relationship with Pompeo when he was congressman: “I have always been and will remain a friend of the CIA.”
He’s also not very fond of the CIA.
During a speech at the University of Texas, he questioned why there was a need for a spy agency: “My question is why have we paid so much attention to it… I can’t imagine it has any meaning, or is it a kind of a joke?”
During a Fox News appearance in September, he said the spy agency was “very intelligent people