President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday (18) shot down the criticisms he received for nominating his son, Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP), as ambassador to the United States.
In a live broadcast on social media, he said he wants to help his son, who in theory must receive Senate votes to be approved as the ambassador.
"Of course, it's my son. I want to benefit my son, yes. I mean, it's ok. If I can give a filet mignon to my son, I give. It has nothing to do with filet mignon this story there. It is to deepen a relationship with a country that is the world's largest economic and military power," he said.
Bolsonaro also said that he does not understand what he called "criticism just to criticize" because he does not consider the ambassadorship an "award" for the federal deputy.
"Yes, I will send my son to the position. Whoever says they will not vote for me anymore, have patience," he said. "Sometimes I will displease you," he added.
The president said that his son is prepared for the job and that if he were a person without principles, he would appoint him to a ministerial position with a large budget.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon