Former President Donald Trump told Breitbart News exclusively that conservative victories in Brazil, Italy, Sweden, Hungary and more are proof that the “great movement” he is leading is spreading across the world. whole world.
“This is all a big movement that has happened and is happening now around the world,” Trump said in a phone interview Tuesday. “It’s a very simple movement: Give us borders, give us safe streets, we don’t want crime, give us a good education, give us dignity and give us respect as nation. It’s not complicated.”
Asked if he thought these global victories against globalism foreshadowed an imminent American victory against globalism, like what happened in 2016, Trump replied, “I think so.”
“They saw what happened to me, they saw what happened to our country and now they’re comparing it to what’s happening with the Biden administration,” Trump said. “We have had no inflation. We had the hottest economy in the history of the world before the virus arrived. Then I rebuilt it a second time. The stock market was higher than just before the virus arrived. They saw what we did and they saw the movement. It really got big. We launched it and it became very important. It happens again here. It’s happening now because people are seeing the results of the opening of borders and the stupidity that’s happening, the crime. All the things that are happening in our country, other countries are watching.
Trump’s endorsement of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gave the conservative leader a boost in the final days before his first showdown with leftist former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, where Bolsonaro shocked the world by far topping the polls and winning now Lula at less than 50%, forcing a runoff later this month. Bolsonaro’s performance was more than double digits ahead of pollsters’ expectations – very similar to Trump’s election performances here in the US in 2016 and 2020, where the former US president far exceeded polls and expectations – and Trump expects Bolsonaro to have a strong chance of victory in the runoff.
“I think he’s in great shape to win on October 30,” Trump told Breitbart News. “People who walked out were largely conservatives, the ones who lost, so the votes should go to Bolsonaro.”
But Bolsonaro’s shocking performance came following Trump’s endorsement, both in a Truth Social article and in a video the former US president released just before the election. Trump released the Truth Social message on Saturday evening – along with the posting of a video he recorded while on his way to a rally in Michigan for Governor hopeful Tudor Dixon – just before the election in Sunday in Brazil.
“To the people of Brazil: you have a great opportunity to re-elect a fantastic leader, a fantastic man, one of the great presidents of any country in the world, President Bolsonaro,” Trump said in the video. “He’s done an absolutely amazing job with your economy, with your country. He is respected by everyone all over the world. I therefore strongly support President Bolsonaro. He will hopefully be your leader for a long time – he has taken your country to great heights. And, again, your country is now respected – thanks to it – around the world.
Bolsonaro’s son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, told the UK Daily Mail that when his father posted Trump’s video on his Instagram account, it went viral. “The video was incredible,” said Eduardo Bolsonaro. “It was number one by far when you were talking about foreign support for President Bolsonaro.”
Eduardo Bolsonaro has also said that the idea that Trump’s influence is on the decline is not true. “You have a great expectation from Brazilians here that he will be president of the United States again,” Eduardo Bolsonaro told the Daily Mail. “So his status is not that of an ordinary politician.”
Trump, in his interview with Breitbart News on Tuesday, rightly noted that his national approval record “was close to 99% in the primaries and we’ll do very well in the general election as well.”
But Trump has also become active in international endorsements, first helping secure a win earlier this year over Hungarian Viktor Orbán and now assisting Bolsonaro in Brazil.
“In other places it was very funny – when I did it in Hungary, he came to see me recently to thank me,” Trump told Breitbart News. “It made a huge difference. He is a very good man. It made a huge difference. And that obviously made a huge difference in Brazil and he’s obviously a great leader who’s not being treated fairly. It made a huge difference.
Asked why he thinks foreign leaders want his endorsement, Trump said his brand has been around and trusted far longer than his time in politics – and people around the world know his name and image.
“People have seen me and known me for a long time,” Trump said. “They knew me long before politics. Certainly, it was a great thing. Others call other countries.
Orban’s victory and Bolsonaro’s much better-than-expected performance aren’t the only conservative victories around the world this year: In Europe, both north and south, conservatives have taken control of two major countries. Just a few weeks ago the Conservatives took control of the government in Sweden and last week also won in Italy, with the election of the country’s new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni.
Asked if he thought these victories around the world were similar to international victories on the right in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Trump replied, “I think so.”
That year, the UK voted to leave the European Union – the Brexit referendum was seen as a major defeat for the globalists – and Tories were elected in several other countries around the world, such as Jimmy Morales in Guatemala and others as well.
Trump said he senses a similar phenomenon brewing right now, with the added benefit of being able to use the Trump administration as an example of how they should structure their governments.
“A lot of people use the United States as an example because they’ve seen how successful we’ve been for four years,” Trump told Breitbart News. “We had incredible numbers. Even though we got hit by the virus at the end, but if you look at it, we did incredibly even at the end. The stock market was higher than it was – and before the virus arrived, we had numbers like no country had ever seen before. They have seen how successful we have been, and if you look, a lot of countries are following this path. Sweden too, by the way.
Americans who see the world like him, Trump added, “should be excited” as they watch this unfold around the world.
“It’s a good thing and it’s a nice tribute to common sense, not just conservatism, but just common sense,” Trump said. “Much of what we do, what we preach and what we believe in is common sense.”
Trump, however, warned conservative leaders around the world to stay strong or risk losing their hard-won positions. He pointed in particular to former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was forced to resign by his own party, saying he had warned Johnson to avoid the green left.
“Boris, who’s a friend of mine, I said, ‘You make a mistake with the windmills and you make a mistake with the liberal stuff, it’s going to hurt you,'” Trump said. “What happened was the Tories came up against him because he really wasn’t Tory anymore and they took him out on the party turf. If he had had this same party and had remained conservative, he would never have been absent. He hurt himself. He has become very eco-friendly.