Biden Laughs after Questioned about Potential Phone Call with Bolsonaro

Itamaraty preferred to send a letter to the United States in attempt to open communications with the new government


President Joe Biden laughed on Thursday (28) after being asked when he would talk by phone to Jair Bolsonaro. Eight days after taking over the White House, the Democrat has already spoken directly to at least seven heads of state, but there are still no plans on the Brazilian's turn.

Inside the Oval Office, Biden was asked by GloboNews if there was a date scheduled for a direct conversation with Bolsonaro, but he preferred to smile rather than answer.

U.S. President Joe Biden smiles at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque ORG XMIT: WAS203 - REUTERS

On January 20, the day of the Democrat's inauguration, the Brazilian government sent a long letter to the White House instead of making the customary phone call.

Bolsonaro was a public supporter of Donald Trump and echoed the Republican's unsubstantiated thesis that the American elections had been rigged.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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