Just in: After the G7 group pledged $22 million to help Brazil fight the horrific Amazon wildfires, their President angrily rejected the offer saying it smacked of ‘colonialism.’
Jair Bolsonaro not only turned down the offer but also hit out at French President Macron, who initiated the aid package:
“Macron is unable to avoid a preventable fire in a church that is at a World Heritage Site and he wants to show us what is for our country? He has a lot to look after at home and the French colonies,” Lorenzoni said, according to G1. (A reference to the Notre Dam fire.)“Brazil is a democratic nation, free and never had colonial or imperialistic practices which might be (the) objective of Frenchman Macron,” Lorenzoni added.