Top Trump And McConnell Donor Linked To Amazon Fires: Report
Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday after Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro decided to reject a pot of international aid to fight the deforestation of the Amazon rain forest.
Instead of insisting that Bolsonaro take the money, Trump praised the Brazilian president and claimed that the U.S. has his back.
“I have gotten to know President @jairbolsonaro well in our dealings with Brazil,” Trump tweeted. “He is working very hard on the Amazon fires and in all respects doing a great job for the people of Brazil – Not easy. He and his country have the full and complete support of the USA!”
I have gotten to know President @jairbolsonaro well in our dealings with Brazil. He is working very hard on the Amazon fires and in all respects doing a great job for the people of Brazil – Not easy. He and his country have the full and complete support of the USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2019
But why is Trump backing Bolsonaro in his decision to reject aid to help with the deforestation of the largest oxygen source in the world? According to The Intercept, Trump has been taking money from a company that is largely responsible for the forest fires that have been tearing down the Amazon.
The Intercept reported on Tuesday:
“Two Brazilian firms owned by a top donor to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are significantly responsible for the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest, carnage that has developed into raging fires that have captivated global attention.”
“The companies have wrested control of land, deforested it, and helped build a controversial highway to their new terminal in the one-time jungle, all to facilitate the cultivation and export of grain and soybeans. The shipping terminal at Miritituba, deep in the Amazon in the Brazilian state of Pará, allows growers to load soybeans on barges, which will then sail to a larger port before the cargo is shipped around the world.”
While the Amazon burns, Trump and McConnell will continue to stuff their pockets from donations.
Now we know, it’s no surprise that Trump backs Bolsonaro’s decision to reject aid from other countries wanting to restore the Amazon.
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