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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Visits Trump And Declares Mutual Interest In Traditional Families

Brazilian President Jair Boslnaro is in the United States in an official trip to meet with U.S. officials. He arrived on Tuesday and has already caused a stir in the press because of his comments at a press conference at the White House with President Trump at his side. Here’s a little breakdown of Bolsonaro’s comments on his first day visiting the U.S.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro aligned himself and President Trump as direct enemies of LGBTQ people and the press on Tuesday.

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President Jair Bolsonaro has been nicknamed the “Trump of the Tropics” because of his embrace of right extremist ideology and the policies he has pursued since being elected. Within his first couple of days in office, Bolsonaro set his sights on rolling back LGBTQ+, indigenous, and women’s rights. He has been able to achieve his goal with sweeping executive orders that have left advocates and activists angry and on edge.

Bolsonaro, at a press conference, furthered his attacks on the LGBTQ+ community.

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“Brazil and the United States stand side by side in their efforts to ensure liberties and respect to traditional family lifestyles, respect to God our creator, and stand against gender ideologies and politically incorrect attitudes and against fake news,” Bolsonaro said Tuesday, through a translator.

Bolsonaro’s use of “traditional family lifestyles” should not be confused as anything other than a dog whistle to anti-LGBTQ+ organizations and people. The alt-right and evangelical communities have used “traditional family” as a phrase to hide behind while lobbying for anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. Bolsonaro declaring the U.S. as an ally in this fight has set off alarms throughout the LGBTQ+ community.

People not only noticed Bolsonaro’s comment, but they also picked up on Trump’s passive agreement with the statement.

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Trump did not make any vocal agreements with the Brazilian leader’s comments but nodded along in agreement. While many Trump critics are not expecting the president to make vocal and definitive declarations against such rhetoric, his perceived agreement caught everyone’s attention.

Unfortunately for the LGBTQ+ community, the Trump administration and led the government in turning a blind eye to human rights violations.

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Trump has claimed to be a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, but his actions have spoken volumes about what’s actually true. His own vice president, Mike Pence, is a strong and outspoken opponent against LGBTQ+ rights. The Trump administration has taken steps to attack members of the community, most famously with his ban of trans people serving in the military. Cozying up to Bolsonaro is another red flag for the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. and abroad.

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AOC Was Mocked by Fox News for Doing #TheLatinaThing And Now Its Trending

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AOC Was Mocked by Fox News for Doing #TheLatinaThing And Now Its Trending

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Catch your breath, folks, more racist mierda is being aired on FOX News. This time, the culprit is Laura Ingraham and her guest for making fun of the way that Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pronounces her name. They call it “that Latina thing.”

Of course, the real Latina thing to do is to clapback so hard that a full fledged Twitter hashtag trend is born. Internet, let’s do this thing. Here’s what you need to know before you do your #LatinaThing.

FOX News has been criticizing absolutely everything AOC wears, says, and even how she says it.

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It’s the lowest of news journalism that feeds off the sexist, racist ideologies of their viewership and it needs to stop. AOC has stepped up in responding to every mentira said about her on air.

It starts out with host Laura Ingraham asking her conservative guest if he notices how AOC “puts on” an accent with her name.

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FOX News couldn’t have captioned this segment more perfectly. Let it be known that Ingraham is the same woman who called AOC a “horsewoman of the apocalypse.” Really solid journalism happening right here.

Conservative lawyer Joe diGenova actually mocked her while calling her “Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez.”

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“She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez.” He then tried to make it okay by saying that if he pronounced his name in an exaggerated Italian accent that it would be tantamount to the same thing. Wrong.

The Latino Internet has officially erupted.

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Yup. Why is it news-worthy? Because FOX News viewership feeds off the fear of changing demographics in the U.S. like nothing else.

Of course, AOC has become a pro at brushing racism off her shoulders.

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We do not envy you, AOC, but we’re here for you. Thank you.

Why is this even a lesson in 2019?

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When you’re multi-lingual, you pronounce your name how it sounds. Good burn though, AOC. All Ingraham does is talk and rile up an ever more racist, violent base.

Claro, AOC couldn’t let a good burn go without putting it to the fire. 👏 😂

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Does it hurt, Ingraham? Have you learned your lesson yet?

Here’s another life lesson we’re still getting white conservative pundits to understand:

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No part of our names are optional. They’re on our birth certificates because they’re our names. Use them.

Latinas came out in full force to explain why they use their full names.

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I’ll say it again. It’s simple: they’re our names, which signify as much to us as ‘Jones’ does to the Jones’.

And then there’s this frustrating bit:

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Just take a moment to get a little uncomfortable and then say our names correctly. It’ll pay off.

Other folks shared the pride in using our full names: to honor our mothers:

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We don’t just ignore our maternal family lines. We honor them both. It’s a Latina thing.

You can’t stop a Queen from checking her jesters.

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No response yet from Ingraham or FOX News. We don’t expect apologies from them, because they’ve yet to be held accountable for spewing any racist remarks.

And you can’t stop Twitter from painting a pretty clear picture.

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Ingraham ‘accidentally’ made a Nazi salute at a rally and we just don’t understand. Why?

Ingraham has publicly stated that she’s learning Spanish for her Guatemalan daughter and now this?

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I hope Latina girls everywhere are looking to AOC to really understand what it means to take up space as a Latina.

Some folks shared the racism they’ve experienced in every day life by just using a Spanish accent.

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It’s no joke. People are getting detained by ICE simply for speaking Spanish. This is a real crisis.

Real talk: Ingraham and her viewership are all living in fear.

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They’re scared of us, and what we represent: a diverse, multilingual America. Talk sh*t about us and we can say it back twice in two different tongues.

Meanwhile, AOC is gracing the cover of TIME Magazine.

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Don’t think you’ll make the cover, Ingraham, with your trademark racist undertoned of a talk show.

We’re rooting for you, AOC! Keep doing #TheLatinaThing!

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AOC is busy creating equitable laws in our country, making sure they’re being held accountable in her district, and representing her diverse constituents. She’s saving the world.

Let’s DO it, folks! Let’s make #TheLatinaThing happen!

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