Brazilian president under fire over plans to appoint his son ambassador to US

A 2017 YouTube video shows him standing in front of a Popeyes chicken counter recounting his time in the U.S. in 2004-2005.

Eduardo Bolsonaro also noted that he heads the foreign relations commission in the lower house of Congress.

He accompanied his father on his trip to meet Donald Trump at the White House, where he said Brazilians who were illegally living in the United States were “our embarrassment.” The statement caused disapproval at home.

On the same trip he spoke to reporters wearing a “Trump 2020” baseball hat and also sported a hat that said, “Make Brazil Great Again,” a reference to Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.

Eduardo Bolsonaro was Brazil’s most voted for congressman and plays a key part in his father’s political movement.

Oliver Stuenkel, a professor of international relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation University, said Bolsonaro’s appointment as US ambassador would indicate Brazil’s relationship with Washington.

“Brazil is not a priority in Washington and this one of the great misunderstandings in Brazil. There’s a long list of other foreign policy issues in Washington… Brazil is not in the top 10,” Stuenkel said.

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