While many world leaders have congratulated Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for winning the 2020 U.S.election, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is remaining silent.
The conservative Brazilian leader has a similar right-wing populist base in Brazil that PresidentTrump has courted, and Bolsonaro has joined President Trump in the fight for justice against the globalist dictatorship agenda and has announced his plans to wait “a bit longer” before recognizing Joe Biden as president-elect, reported OANN.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Nov. 29, while casting a ballot in municipal races, he also echoed President Donald Trump’s allegations of irregularities in the U.S. vote. Bolsonaro said he knows there was widespread fraud in the 2020 U.S. elections, although the evidence may not be sufficient to change the election result to favor President Trump.
“I have my sources of information that there really was a lot of fraud there,” he said. “Nobody talks about that. If it was enough to define (victory) for one or the other, I don’t know.”
“It is one of those countries that is the ‘mother of democracy,’” Bolsonaro stated. “Now, the media does not report on this but I have my sources of information. It’s no use talking to you, they won’t disclose it, but there was a lot of fraud there.”
Bolsonaro said the Trump team’s legal arguments must be allowed to run through the judicial system before any winner can be announced.
Criticizing Brazil’s voting system also, Bolsonaro said switching to paper ballots would be a more secure way of conducting elections. He is urging the country to revert to paper ballots for the 2022 election.
His comments came hours after Trump’s first TV interview since the election with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News.
During his phone interview Sunday morning, he accused his FBI and Department of Justices of conspiring to ‘rig’ the election for Joe Biden.
‘This is total fraud and how – the FBI and Department of Justice, I don’t know, maybe they’re involved – but how people are allowed to get away from this with this stuff is unbelievable,’ Trump told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo in his first interview since Election Day.
‘This election was rigged,’ he told the ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ host.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he would not congratulate Biden on winning the election until all legal challenges are resolved.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also won’t congratulate Biden, before the election results are officially announced, despite the Trump administration approving the formal presidential transition process, said the Kremlin on Nov. 24.