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The Tropical Trump? If He's Lucky

March 20, 2019

There they were in the White House on Tuesday, smiling, exchanging soccer jerseys, denouncing “fake news” and vowing to banish socialism forever.

Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro.

So alike. In so many ways.

If Bolsonaro is lucky.

I spent last week in Brazil, and the sense of deja vu that has characterized Bolsonaro’s rise to power felt stronger than ever. His now-infamous “golden shower” tweets, the corruption scandals involving his family and political party, his false attacks on the press and public, extraordinarily nasty fighting within his own inner circle – ...

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