Brazil: President May Nominate Son As US Ambassador Because He’s “Friends With Donald Trump’s Children”

ABC News reports:

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he’s considering nominating his son to be ambassador to the United States, raising a storm of complaints Friday alleging nepotism and questioning his qualifications. Eduardo Bolsonaro, who is currently a congressman, met with Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo on Friday and told reporters that the minister “expressed support” for his nomination.

The president himself said Thursday that such a nomination “is something on my radar,” and ticked off a list of his son’s qualifications for the post: “My son Eduardo speaks English, he speaks Spanish. He’s traveled all over the world. He’s friends with Donald Trump’s children.” A 2008 Supreme Court decision prohibits Brazilian authorities from nominating close family members to official posts, but the ruling was vague and Bolsonaro’s allies argue it doesn’t apply in this case.

The younger Bolsonaro, who is fond of wearing a “Make Brazil Great Again” hat, tells the local media that his qualifications for ambassador include once having cooked hamburgers in Maine.