US President Endorses Bolsonaro's Son as Ambassador to The United States

President said he is sure Senate will approve Eduardo's nomination


Donald Trump, President of the United States, praised on Tuesday (30) the nomination of Eduardo Bolsonaro as Ambassador to the United States. President Jair Bolsonaro thanked him in return.

In a press interview after an event at the Planalto Palace, he said the gesture demonstrates the American's confidence in the nomination and the current Brazilian government.

Earlier, Trump said he was "very happy" with Eduardo's appointment and stressed not considering the suggestion a nepotism practice. To be nominated for the post, the name must be approved by the Senate.

Donald Trump, the president of the United States, welcomes the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House in Washington, DC, United States- WASHINGTON, 03.19.2019 (Foto: Vanessa Carvalho/Brazil Photo Press/Folhapress) - Brazil Photo Press/Folhapress

"Thanks to Donald Trump, who favors Eduardo Bolsonaro as ambassador to the United States. It shows his confidence in the government and his confidence in my son, who is a friend of his family," he said.

Bolsonaro said he was confident the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would approve his son's nomination. After that, his name still needs to be approved by the House.

"We are sure that if the Senate approves his trip there, our trade ties will be strengthened," he said. "I'm sure the Senate will approve," he added.

Bolsonaro reacted with surprise that Trump signaled that he did not know of Eduardo's appointment. According to him, the Brazilian government requested the authorization request last week.

"He can't know everything, right?" He said. "The president, like me, for example, can't know everything that happens in government."

The Brazilian president pointed out, however, that Trump met Eduardo and called him to attend a private meeting with him when Bolsonaro visited the United States earlier this year.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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