Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian president: Trump will win in 2020

March 19, 2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he “fully” expects President Trump to win re-election in 2020.

Speaking at the White House, Mr. Bolsonaro said the next election is an internal matter for American voters to decide.

“But I do believe Donald Trump is going to be re-elected,” he said in the Rose Garden.

“I agree,” Mr. Trump interjected, drawing smiles from both leaders.

Mr. Bolsonaro, a right-wing populist who took office on Jan. 1, said Mr. Trump’s doubters like his own will be proven wrong.

“I think everyone will repeat their vote here in America,” Mr. Bolsonaro said.

He forecast the results of the 2020 race in responding to a question about Democratic candidates who’ve espoused socialism or ideas that Mr. Trump has labeled as “socialist.”

Mr. Bolsonaro said U.S. voters will reject that ideology.