After missing live TV debates during the last election, Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, decided to participate this year, and what Brazilians saw on TV was a horror show of misogyny and anger.
Bolsonaro attacked journalist Vera Rodrigues and was harshly confronted by senator and presidential candidate Simone Tebet. Pressed against the ropes, he angrily answered questions, earning him the distinction as the worst participant among the six candidates present, according to a viewer poll.
Frontrunner and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s performance was muted, below expectations, while center-left candidate Ciro Gomes, third in the polls, stood out.
Bolsonaro’s comments followed the same script repeated since his election almost four years ago, once again dismissing the horrors of the pandemic, preaching against the Supreme Court, and lying outright.
Full article at Latino Rebels’ website. Date of publication: 06/09/2022.