Brazil prepares for another month of political battle as run-off looms
The long wait continues for Brazil to elect a new president in October’s presidential election.
In an interview with The New York Times Sunday, Donald Trump called out Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her running mate, the former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, for being “greedy.”
On Trump’s part, he pointed out that Rousseff “has made an absolute fortune from the country’s huge oil riches” during the past decade.
Trump also accused Rousseff of not spending enough on education for her country’s children, the source of Brazil’s “great wealth and growth.”
“She’s created great wealth throughout the world, has been able to spend that wealth on herself alone,” Trump said, according to the Times. “What is it that I don’t understand?”
When asked, Trump gave a different explanation: “You know, look, look. I’m not saying she’s greedy. She just made a lot of money.”
Trump has recently been pushing on Rousseff’s impeachment in Brazil, accusing her of mismanaging the country’s economy and taking too much from the public purse.