While fires rage in the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil has rejected a $20 million fund offered by the G7 to help Brazil take action, according to The Guardian.
“We appreciate, but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe,” said the Brazilian President’s Chief of Staff Onyx Lorenzoni as the offer was rejected.
Lorenzoni also took aim at the French President, Emmanuel Macron.
“Macron cannot even avoid a foreseeable fire in a church that is a world heritage site,” he said, telling him that he should take care of “his home and his colonies.”
“What does he intend to teach our country?”
“Brazil is a democratic, free nation that never had colonialist and imperialist practices, as perhaps is the objective of the Frenchman Macron.”
President Bolsonaro accused Macron of having a “colonialist mentality.”