December 2, 2019 / 12:19 PM / 2 months ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may discuss metals tariffs with Trump

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro reacts during questions of journalists while he leaves the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he could speak directly with President Donald Trump after the U.S. leader said he would immediately restore tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina.

Bolsonaro, an avowed fan of Trump who has actively sought closer ties with the U.S. president, said he would also discuss Trump’s declaration with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes.

Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu

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