The recent controversial statements by Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes have angered Jair Bolsonaroâs team and congressional leaders. His recent comments have created an atmosphere of tension and disrupt the process of reforms because they complicate the administrationâs relationship with Congress.
On Wednesday (12), Guedes said the higher dollar was good for everyone. When the dollar was low, he said that even domestic workers traveled to Disney. The statement increased his negative impression among parliamentarians. Yesterday, Guedes declined to comment on the repercussion of the sentence.
Faced with criticism from several fronts, Bolsonaro sought to detach himself from the episodes starring the minister. He stated that âthe dollar was a little highâ and, when questioned about the controversy of the domestic workers, he replied: âAsk whoever said that. I answer for my actions â.
Already the comparison of servers to parasites, made last week, provoked irate functionalism and contributed to the government postponing the sending of administrative reform.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon