Is every asshole on earth going to take up residence in Florida? I ask because, in addition to the Trumps, Roger Stone, Mike Huckabee, dead Rush Limbaugh, a greater share of the 1/6 insurrectionists than any other state, etc., former president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro is hiding out here too. From NPR:
Hundreds of supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed public government buildings on Sunday, calling for the military to take over Brazil’s government after spending more than two months denying the results of the country’s presidential election.
In scenes evocative of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, supporters of the Trump-styled populist leader smashed windows, clashed with police and raided Brazil’s congressional building, its Supreme Court and the Planalto presidential palace…
Bolsonaro left Brazil just two days before his term ended, with Lula’s inauguration on Jan. 1. The decision read like a symbol of his disdain for the peaceful transition of power, but the move and its timing could also help insulate Bolsonaro from legal jeopardy. The former president is under investigation in at least four criminal probes, according to Reuters.
Some U.S. lawmakers, including AOC and Joaquin Castro, have already called for the U.S. to bounce Bolsonaro’s authoritarian ass back to Brazil. But the NPR article says he arrived here with a VIP visa because he was still technically head of state, which may complicate things.
Maybe a cruel stunt could raise the pressure to resolve this immigration issue. Someone could lure Bolsonaro onto Marine One with fake promises of a path to citizenship and government assistance, then dump him on Trump’s lawn. Hey, it could work!