Trump says he will host Brazilian President Bolsonaro at Mar-a-Lago this weekend
“Yeah, I am. We’re having dinner at Mar-a-Lago,” Trump said, answering questions from reporters at the White House before leaving for a tour of storm damage in Tennessee and then a weekend of fundraising in Florida.
“He wanted to have dinner in Florida, if that was possible. The president of Brazil. So we’ll be doing that,” Trump said.
The White House followed up with a statement saying the two presidents “will discuss opportunities to build a more prosperous, secure and democratic world.”
The political, economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is among other agenda items. The White House statement did not mention the tariffs.
Caught unawares by the tariff announcement on Twitter, Bolsonaro seemed confused and flustered when reporters in Brazil asked him what had happened. He said he was sure that a call to Trump would fix matters. It may have worked, although Trump has not definitively removed the threat. Bolsonaro wrote on Facebook in late December that Trump had agreed not to go forward with …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]