Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland offered no words of praise today for Brazil's new president-elect — far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro — choosing instead to congratulate Brazilians on exercising their right to vote in a contentious election in South America's largest country.
Bolsonaro has long been a source of controversy in Brazil, appalling his many critics while energizing his base of supporters who admire what they see as his 'straight talk'.
He has directed much of his ire at homosexuals. He said he'd rather see his son die in an accident than come out as gay, adding he could never love a gay son. "If a gay couple came to live in my building, my property will lose value. If they walk around holding hands, kissing, it will lose value!" he said in an interview with Playboy magazine.
He once told a congresswoman that he wouldn't rape her because she was too ugly and thus didn't deserve it.
He described fathering a daughter, after having had four sons, as "a moment of weakness." He said he understood why some employers prefer to hire men over women because women have access to more costly labour rights, such as maternity leave.
Wow. Just wow. I just. Can't even. Wow.
Seriously, the US, Hungary, Italy, and Brazil have all elected right-wing leaders in the last two years. The media and Leftist politicians don't want to think about the reasons behind this dramatic shift. All they do is point and say: VERY BAD MEN!