After deleting an Olavo de Carvalho video from his social media accounts, president Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) said on Monday (21) that the writerâs criticism of the military does ânot contributeâ to the government.
âThe recent declarations of Olavo de Carvalho against members of the government of the Republic do not contribute to the unity of its forces and the proposed objectives of our government,â said the president in a note read by his spokesperson, general OtÃ¡vio RÃªgo Barros.
RÃos Barros added, however, that Olavo, considered a guru of the new right, "played a considerable role in exposing the conservative ideas that opposed the anachronistic message worshiped by the leftâideas that harmed the country."
The spokesperson said that the president is still convinced that âthe teacher, with his patriotic spirit, is trying to contribute to positive change to the future of Brazilâ.
Last Saturday (20), videos in which Olavo criticized those allied with Bolsonaro, mainly those in the military, were publicized on the official Youtube channel of the president and shared by councilman Carlos Bolsonaro (PSC-RJ), son of the president.
In the video, the writer questioned how military schools contribute to the country and said that the military regime (1964-1985), âdestroyed the politics of the right."
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon