Complete & Utter Nonsense: Obama Says US and Brazil “Share Similar Histories” (VIDEO)
Barack Obama held a press conference today in Washington DC with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today in the White House.
Obama compared the US to Brazil, including our “similar histories”(?)
“Our common values, our strong people-to-people relationships that we have, the fact that we are the largest countries in the hemisphere, with similar histories, I think all that means that we should be very strong partners for years and years.”
Brazil was a dictatorship and under military rule until 1985.
Here’s a brief history of Brazil:
The history of Brazil starts with indigenous people in Brazil. Europeans arrived in Brazil at the opening of the 16th century.
The first European to colonize Brazil was Pedro Álvares Cabral on April 22, 1500 under the sponsorship of Portugal. From the 16th to the early 18th centuries, Brazil was a colony of Portugal. The country expanded south along the coast and west along the Amazon and other inland rivers from the original 15 donatary captaincy colonies established on the northeast Atlantic coast east of the Tordesillas Line of 1494 (approximately the 46th meridian west) that divided the Portuguese domain to the east from the Spanish domain to the west. Most of the country’s borders were set by the end of the colonial period early in the 19th century.
On September 7, 1822, the country declared its independence from Portugal and became its own country. A military coup in 1889 established a republican government. The country has seen a dictatorship (1930–1934 and 1937–1945) and a period of military rule (1964–1985).
How the hell is that like the United States?