Trump hosts Brazil’s Bolsonaro as they look to improve relations

Bannon left the Trump administration in 2017, after having served in senior roles for the Trump campaign in addition to also inside the West Wing.

although in many ways, Bannon’s nationalist in addition to also isolationist views never left the building, in addition to also they continue to shape Trump’s approach to governing, to foreign policy in addition to also to the country’s economic priorities.

Following his White House stint, Bannon shopped his political message around the planet, in addition to also found an eager audience in members of Bolsonaro’s campaign team. Bolsonaro even adopted Trump’s “America first” slogan for his own campaign, promising to put “Brazil first.”

On Sunday night, Bannon was among a group of conservative U.S. political figures who dined with Bolsonaro at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington.

Bolsonaro’s son, Eduardo, a Brazilian congressman, recently agreed to officially join Bannon’s global right-wing nationalist consortium, called “The Movement.” According to Bannon, members of The Movement “support populist nationalism in addition to also reject the influence of globalism.”

Despite the long shadow which Bannon’s worldview may cast over Tuesday’s meeting, Trump’s current White House aides struck an upbeat in addition to also optimistic note about the meeting.

“We’re very much looking forward to the visit of President Bolsonaro of Brazil,” National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters outside the White House on Tuesday. “This particular can be a potentially historic opportunity to redirect relations between our two countries, the two largest democracies from the Western Hemisphere. I think the item will have a profound impact not just in This particular hemisphere, although genuinely around the planet.”