Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro says parts of France have become “unliveable” because migrants and refugees have flooded the country and “they don’t give up their roots.”
The outspoken Bolsonaeir roots.”ro, whose conservative plans for Brazil have prompted some to dub him the “Trump of the Tropics,” also said he will pull Brazil out of a nonbinding global migration pact ratified by the United Nations on Wednesday.
“Everybody knows what is happening in France. Some parts of France are simply unlivable,” Bolsonaro said in a live video feed on Facebook. “You know how those people are, right? They have something in them, they don’t give up their roots and they want to make their culture, their acquired rights and their privileges prevail.
“France is suffering because of that. Part of the population, part of the military, some of the institutions are starting to complain about that. We don’t want that for Brazil,” he said.
Gérard Araud, the ambassador of France to the United States, hit Bolsonaro on Twitter, writing in French, “63,880 homicides in Brazil in 2017, 825 in France. No comment.”
63.880 homicides au Brésil en 2017, 825 en France. Sans commentaires. https://t.co/C50HfPi8qB
— Gérard Araud (@GerardAraud) December 19, 2018
Bolsonaro takes office on January 1 after winning a campaign in which he vowed to take a hard line against crime and corruption. He has not pushed for tighter immigration controls, but won’t adhere to the U.N. pact.
“Unfortunately, Brazil… signed the pact. We are not against migrants, but we must be have very rigorous criteria for those entering Brazil. We are going to denounce and revoke this pact on migration,” he said.
France has suffered several terrorist attacks of late perpetrated by radicals. In 2015, 130 people were murdered in Paris by radicalized French and Belgian gunmen, and just last week a French ex-convict killed five people in a rampage in Strasbourg, claimed by the Islamic State group.
Trump has long said the flow of immigrants into Europe, especially Germany and France, has been damaging. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said “they have sections in Paris that are radicalized, where the police refuse to go there. They’re petrified. The police refuse to go in there.”
Trump also said parts of London suffer from the same problems, and when he took office he quickly barred immigrants from seven terrorist hotbeds from entering the U.S.
Many countries in Europe have been strained by the influx of immigrants. The flow of refugees into Sweden has made that once idyllic country a mess. Police have set up “no-go zones” they deem too dangerous to go into, famed feminists have abandoned cities where refugees flock, and the number of rapes has skyrocketed.
Neighboring Denmark is also suffering dramatic effects from the deluge of refugees into that country.
“A recent study conducted by Denmark’s Ministry of Finance concluded that in 2014, immigrants and their descendants cost Danish taxpayers at net loss of 28 billion Crowns per year,” according to the National Economics Editorial. That’s $42 billion.
“Furthermore, when Western immigrants were removed from the equation, the net cost rose to 33kr billion.” That’s nearly $50 billion.
“In short,” the report says, “59% of the tax surplus collected from native Danes is spent on ethnic minorities, who are a massive drain on the system.”