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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:08 PM

Brazil's Bolsonaro Vows To Stop Using Bic Pens Amid Spat With France's Macron

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Source: Huffington Post/Agence France Presse

08/31/2019 12:05 pm ET

The Brazilian president says he’s dumping the French brand in favor of one of his country’s own as tensions ratchet up between the two nations.

By Amy Russo

As raging fires rip through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is keeping focus on a diplomatic tit-for-tat with French President Emmanuel Macron, now vowing to stop using Bic pens.

Bolsonaro said Friday he was dumping the French brand in favor of one of his country’s own, Agence France-Presse reported.

“A pen [of the Brazilian brand] Compactor and no more Bic will work,” he said, according to the outlet.

His remarks follow a Facebook live broadcast on Thursday during which he said he would no longer use Bic “because it is French.”

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Bolsonaro ― who has mocked concerns about climate change and appointed a top official who calls it a Marxist hoax ― was clearly irked that Macron would suggest addressing a matter concerning Brazilian territory at meetings where Bolsonaro himself would not be in attendance. In response, he lashed out at the French president, accusing him of harboring a “colonialist mindset in the 21st century.”

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-stop-using-bic-pens-emmanuel-macron-feud_n_5d6a8553e4b01108044fe39a

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:12 PM

1. Definitely one for the "Not the Onion" file...

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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:23 PM

2. Well at least we're not the only country being led by a boorish buffoon. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 02:32 PM

3. I weep for humanity!

That humans would voluntarily allow mental midgets like trump, bolsonaro and duterte (to name a few) to take the helm of a country is certainly a sign of the decline of human potential.

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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:00 PM

5. This guy is as criminally insane as Trump . God save humanity .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:22 PM

6. It is always something with the French. Do you remember when the French didn't want to support

our illegal war against Iraq? A Republican actually had the bright idea of having French fries renamed "Freedom fries" and another one
decided to pour French wine down the sink, just because, you know, the French were clueless. haha

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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:24 PM

7. Locking after a review by Forum Hosts

The hosts have determined that this is not important news of national interest.

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