Brazil’s Bolsonaro calls activist Greta Thunberg a “brat”

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon.

Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given to the 16-year-old, who earlier tweeted a link to a story about the murder of two indigenous people in Brazil’s Maranhao state.

In his words, “It’s impressive that the press is giving space to a brat like that.”

Bolsonaro used the Portuguese word “pirralha.”

That prompted Thunberg to change the bio on her Twitter profile.

It now identifies her as “Pirralha,”

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