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Entertainment Bolsonaro Calls Greta Thunberg a Brat in Latest Celebrity Insult

06:55  11 december  2019
06:55  11 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro described activist Greta Thunberg as a “ brat ” in his latest attack on celebrity environmentalists concerned about the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

(Bloomberg) -- Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro described activist Greta Thunberg as a “ brat ” in his latest attack on celebrity environmentalists concerned about the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.Questioned about the recent killing of two indigenous leaders -- the subject of a Facebook

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(Bloomberg) -- Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro described activist Greta Thunberg as a “brat” in his latest attack on celebrity environmentalists concerned about the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Jair Bolsonaro wearing a suit and tie © Bloomberg Jair Bolsonaro

Questioned about the recent killing of two indigenous leaders -- the subject of a Facebook post by Thunberg -- Bolsonaro told reporters in Brasilia on Tuesday that “it is staggering the amount of coverage the press gives that brat.”

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Far-right Bolsonaro dismissed Thunberg as a " brat " in remarks to reporters as he left his official residence in Brasilia. He said "any death is worrying" and that his government opposed illegal deforestation. Bolsonaro , who took power in January, is a proponent of developing agricultural and

Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given Thunberg , 16, who who on Sunday tweeted a link to a story about the murder of two indigenous people in Brazil's Maranhao “ Greta said that the Indians died because they were defending the Amazon,” Bolsonaro told a group of journalists.

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 10: Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg attends an event with scientists at the COP25 Climate Conference on December 10, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The COP25 conference brings together world leaders, climate activists, NGOs, indigenous people and others for two weeks in an effort to focus global policy makers on concrete steps for heading off a further rise in global temperatures. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) © 2019 Getty Images MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 10: Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg attends an event with scientists at the COP25 Climate Conference on December 10, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The COP25 conference brings together world leaders, climate activists, NGOs, indigenous people and others for two weeks in an effort to focus global policy makers on concrete steps for heading off a further rise in global temperatures. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Despite outrage from world leaders and official data showing a sharp rise in Amazon deforestation, the Brazilian president continues to downplay concerns over the rainforest. Without offering evidence, Bolsonaro has said that foreign nongovernmental organizations are exaggerating the problem and in some cases are actually responsible for the recent spate of fires that have blighted the region a few months ago.

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Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given Thunberg , 16, who who on Sunday tweeted a link to a story about the murder of two indigenous people in Brazil’s Maranhao state. “ Greta said that the Indians died because they were defending the Amazon,” Bolsonaro told a group of

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro called climate activist Greta Thunberg a "pirralha," which means "little brat " in Portuguese on Tuesday. Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg gestures during a press conference 'with Fridays For Future movement' at the COP25 Climate Conference on

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In late November he accused actor Leonardo DiCaprio of donating money to NGOs to set fire to the rainforest, a claim he did not substantiate and which DiCaprio denied.

Thunberg, 16, had shared a news report on her Facebook feed on Sunday about the killings of indigenous leaders in Brazil. “Indigenous people are literally being murdered for trying to protect the forest from illegal deforestation,” she wrote.

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 26: Leonardo DiCaprio attends the Japan premiere of 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' on August 26, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images) © 2019 Getty Images TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 26: Leonardo DiCaprio attends the Japan premiere of 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' on August 26, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images)

Shortly after Bolsonaro’s comments, Thunberg altered the biography of her Twitter feed to the Portuguese word for brat: pirralha.

In comments to reporters on Tuesday evening, the presidential spokesman said that Bolsonaro was being neither inappropriate nor discourteous in calling Thunberg a “pirralha.” The term means “child, or person of short stature,” he said.

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