"Muito obrigada!" Brigitte Macron learned a few words of Portuguese to thank Thursday the Brazilians who have supported her in recent days. A support that follows the pass of arms between Emmanuel Macron and President Jair Bolsonaro, who had cracked an offensive comment about the First Lady.
"I just wanted to say (…), since I see that there are cameras, two words to Brazilians, in Portuguese (…): Muito obrigada! (" Thank you very much "- Ed) a very, very big thank you for all those who have committed, "said Brigitte Macron during a trip to Azincourt (Pas-de-Calais). "The times are changing, there are those who are in the process of change, the women are there with you, like you, you have almost all understood gentlemen.Not everyone: some are on the platform and I am sure that they will soon get on the train, "she added, under loud applause, during a speech for the inauguration of the historic center dedicated to the Battle of Azincourt.
"There are things we can not say anymore and things we can not do anymore"
"I hope they will hear it, I was very touched" by the support expressed by many Brazilians after the release of Jair Bolsonaro, Macron told the press later. "I just wanted them to hear my voice (…) I heard their voices, these are two words that I hope you will pass on to them Beyond me, it's for all women All women have been touched, there is a subject, things are changing, everyone needs to be aware of it, there are things that can not be said anymore, and things that can not be done anymore. "she insisted.
The G7 in Biarritz has resulted in a long-range arms battle between President Jair Bolsonaro and his French counterpart over fires in the Amazon, leading to one of the most serious diplomatic crises between the two countries. Offensive remarks by the Brazilian head of state about Brigitte Macron led the French president to openly wish, in front of the cameras of the whole world, that "the Brazilian people" has "very quickly a president who behaves at the height ". Under the keyword #DisculpaBrigitte (Pardon, Brigitte) many Twitter users have however defended the First Lady, expressing their shame. The Brazilian president, meanwhile, removed this offensive comment posted on Facebook, "to avoid misinterpretation," said his spokesman Wednesday.