A Brazilian authorities minister mentioned French first girl Brigitte Macron was “really ugly” Thursday, solely days after the nation’s president appeared to endorse an assault on her look.
Brazil’s financial system minister Paulo Guedes mentioned he agreed with President Jair Bolsonaro’s feedback about Macron’s appears.
“The president mentioned it — it’s true,” he mentioned to applause throughout an financial discussion board. “The girl is really ugly.”
Later, an aide mentioned in a press release that Guedes “asks for forgiveness for the joke he made at this time throughout a public occasion… when he talked about the French first girl.”
Bolsonaro garnered criticism final week when he appeared to agree with a Fb put up that implied French President Emmanuel Macron’s spouse was not as engaging as his personal spouse Michele Bolsonaro.
He wrote “Don’t humiliate the man, haha” on a put up that learn “Now you perceive why Macron is persecuting Bolsonaro” subsequent to photos of the 2 first girls.
The French president known as Bolsonaro’s conduct “terribly impolite” and the Brazilian president later deleted his remark.
Brazil and France have clashed in current weeks over the dealing with of fires within the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, which is essential for a secure world local weather.