The Brazilian Joe Biden? Socialist Candidate Lula da Silva loses his Reasoning During First Presidential Debate with President Jair Bolsonaro Who Laughs and Calls Him an Ex-prisoner: (VIDEO)

The former Brazilian President Lula da Silva and the President Jair Bolsonaro. (Reproduction/Band TV)
The former Brazilian President Lula da Silva and the President Jair Bolsonaro. (Reproduction/Band TV)



The candidate for the Presidency of Brazil, socialist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, seemed to have lost his reasoning during a debate last Sunday, August 28th, between candidates.

The candidate for reelection, President Jair Bolsonaro, laughed at that moment.

Lula is 76 years old and is showing signs that his health does not look good. Besides the loss of reasoning in the debate, his voice is hoarse. The candidate Ciro Gomes, from the Democratic Labor Party, published a message doubting the socialist’s health, but then deleted the post.

During the debate, the clashes between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro were the highlight of the evening. The current president of Brazil reaffirmed that the socialist is an ex-prisoner, a liar, and corrupt.

In the first moment of the clash, Bolsonaro asked: “Lula, do you want to return to power to continue committing the same acts of corruption?”

Lula retorted but didn’t respond objectively to Bolsonaro’s questioning.


Former president Lula was jailed for corruption and money laundering. But by a Supreme Court decision, he was released from prison in 2019 and had his trial overturned by judges appointed by his party in the court.

Currently, polls show a technical tie between Lula and Bolsonaro. However, while the former president holds events with low public attendance, Bolsonaro holds large rallies with countless numbers of supporters throughout Brazil.  At some events, Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters hold motorcycle rides with the president.

Lula is a socialist, in favor of abortion, promises to control the population’s guns, and is a supporter of Latin American dictators like Díaz-Canel in Cuba, Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua.

Jair Bolsonaro is Christian, against globalism and communism; promises not to legalize abortion, and has run a government with a free market-oriented economy, with reduced bureaucracy for starting a business and privatization of state companies. He’s nicknamed by many people as the “Brazilian Donald Trump”.

The elections in Brazil are scheduled to take place in October.



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