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Bolsonaro ambassador threatens to choke Macron and insults wife Brigitte amid Amazon fires row: 'He sleeps with a dragon'

Bolsonaro ambassador threatens to choke Macron and insults wife Brigitte amid Amazon fires row: 'He sleeps with a dragon'Brazil's tourism ambassador has threatened to choke Emmanuel Macron and called his wife Brigitte “ugly” amid a continuing war of words between the French president and the Brazilian government over the fires in the Amazon rainforest.In a video posted on social media, Renzo Gracie accused Mr Macron, who has criticised Brazil’s response to the devastating blazes, of “talking rubbish” about his country.



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Macron attacks 'extraordinarily rude' Bolsonaro after insults about wife Brigitte

Macron attacks 'extraordinarily rude' Bolsonaro after insults about wife BrigitteA war of words broke out between the presidents of France and Brazil as Emmanuel Macron responded angrily on Monday to Jair Bolsonaro’s “extraordinarily rude comments” about his wife Brigitte. Mr Bolsanaro appeared to endorse a Facebook comment posted by one of his supporters mocking Mr Macron, 41, for being married to a woman who is nearly 25 years his senior.  The comment suggested that Mr Macron was attacking Mr Bolsonaro over the Amazon fires because the Brazilian president was married to a much younger woman. “[Mr Bolsonaro] has made some extraordinarily rude comments about my wife,” Mr Macron said at a press conference. “What can I say? It’s sad for him, firstly, and for Brazilians … I think Brazilian women will probably be ashamed to read that from their president.” He added: “As I feel friendship and respect for the Brazilian people, I hope that they will very soon have a president who behaves in the right way.” The Facebook comments which the French president found offensive appeared below a picture of the Macrons beside one of Mr Bolsonaro, 64, and his wife Michelle, 37 years his junior. Brigitte Macron, wife of the French President (C) poses with children and Japan's Prime Minister's wife Akie Abe(R) during a meeting with surfers at the Cote des Basques beach, in Biarritz Credit: AFP “Do you understand now why Macron persecutes Bolsonaro?” read a comment under the pictures. Mr Bolsonaro posted a response: “Don’t humiliate the guy. Ha ha.” Abraham Weintraub, Brazil’s education minister, joined the attack on Mr Macron on Sunday with a Twitter post calling him a “calhorda", a Portuguese term designating a rascal or a cretin. The row between Mr Macron and Mr Bolsonaro broke out over the French president’s attempt last week to put international pressure on Brazil to deal with vast fires that were raging unchecked in the Amazon. He threatened to block ratification of an ambitious free trade pact between the EU and the South American common market, Mercosur, until the fires were put out. Mr Bolsonaro, a far-Right climate sceptic, accused the centrist French president of having “a colonial mindset” and interfering in Brazil’s domestic affairs by declaring the fires to be a global emergency. Mr Macron retorted that Mr Bolsonaro had “lied” about his environmental commitments at the G20 summit in Japan in June. “President Bolsonaro has decided not to respect his commitments on the climate. nor to involve himself on the issue of biodiversity,” he said.



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Brigitte Nielsen Welcomes First Daughter At Age 54

Brigitte Nielsen Welcomes First Daughter At Age 54Brigitte Nielsen delivered her first daughter Friday ― more than 23 years



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Brigitte Nielsen Pregnant With Fifth Child At Age 54

Brigitte Nielsen Pregnant With Fifth Child At Age 54Brigitte Nielsen has an important project in the works.



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Brigitte Macron praises 'fun' Melania Trump

Brigitte Macron praises 'fun' Melania TrumpFrench first lady Brigitte Macron has heaped praise on her “fun” and “intelligent” American counterpart Melania Trump after her three-day visit to Washington. Speaking to Le Monde newspaper and RTL radio, Brigitte said she and “kind, charming, intelligent” Melania had bonded further this week after their first meeting in Paris last July. In Brigitte’s telling, Melania is very different in private to in public, where the 48-year-old former model from Slovenia displays little emotion during appearances with her husband.



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Brigitte Macron 'will not become France's First Lady', after 280,000 people sign petition to block her

Brigitte Macron 'will not become France's First Lady', after 280,000 people sign petition to block herBrigitte Macron, the wife of French president Emmanuel Macron, will not officially be France’s First Lady, according to government officials and reports. The decision flies in the face of Mr Macron's pre-election promise to make an official position for his wife, a move that turned heads particularly as the government is soon to pass a law preventing MPs from hiring family members as assistants, as part of his own anti-corruption drive.  But after 280,000 people signed a petition over the last two weeks in an attempt to block Mrs Macron from having a salary, it appears the government is back-pedalling. French government spokesman Christophe Castaner took to Twitter on Monday night to stress that Mrs Macron would not have an official role.  President Macron had intended to give his wife the official First Lady title, much life Melania Trump Credit:  Michel Euler/AP “Brigitte Macron has a role and responsibilities. We are looking to be transparent and to outline the means she has at her disposal,” he wrote. “No modification of the constitution, no new funding, no salary for Brigitte Macron. Stop the hypocrisy!” Mr Macron, 39, had promised on the campaign trail in March that his wife would have a “real status”. "Paid by the Republic, no. Having a role, a real status, a real capacity to act, yes," Mr Macron said at the time. The presidency has said it will clarify Mrs Macron’s role in the coming days and that there would be no change to the constitution to create a First Lady position, sources told AFP and BFM TV.  The French government plans to make clear exactly how much Mrs Macron will be costing taxpayers.  "The idea is for the French people to know how much this role costs," Aurore Berge, a senior lawmaker from Macron's party, told Europe 1 radio today. Former president Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler, who, like all previous presidents' wives, was not First Lady Credit:  Jacques Brinon/AP Mrs Macron currently has a team of two or three aides, two secretaries, and two security guards.  Former President Francois Hollande’s wife Valerie Trierweiler cost the public €400,000 in 2013, public figures show. Neither Ms Trierweiler or any former wife of France’s past presidents have ever had the official title of First Lady.  Brigitte Trogneux's most elegant looks  



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