CNN’s Acosta: Brazil’s President Trying to ‘Suck Up’ to Trump By Mentioning ‘Fake News’
ACOSTA: “There was a lot of that going on during this news conference, but I think, Brooke, the thing that has to be noted and we’d be remiss if we didn’t note it, when the president of Brazil mentioned the term fake news, he got sort of a smile and a nod from President Trump and, you know, this is something that we’ve seen since President Trump came into office, called this network fake news, referred to the press as the enemy of the people, this is a virus that is spreading around the world. When you have the president of Brazil calling the press fake news, he is — he is trying to essentially, you know, in a sycophantic sort of way, suck up to the President of the United States. There’s no other way of putting it, and trying to emulate him down as they call him in Brazil as the Trump of the tropics. This is another example of when the President of the United States says something here in the U.S. referring to the press as fake news, referring to the press in other derogatory terms, other leaders around the world, other governments around the world are listening and Jair Bolsonaro proved that to all of us here in this Rose Garden news conference, Brooke."