Trump says strongly considering NATO privileges for Brazil

US President Donald Trump and Brazil’s new far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro forged a bond over their shared brand of conservative and populist politics on Tuesday, with Trump pledging to give more US support to Brazil’s global ambitions.

Brazil has pursued a closer relationship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), to make buying US weapons easier and to lower barriers to military and other cooperation with the US.

Speaking at a joint White House news conference Trump said that he intends to designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally – or, maybe a NATO ally.

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