It is wrong that Bolsonaro ignored Justin Trudeau at the G20

By Priscilla Pacheco

February 17, 2022, 6:38 p.m.

It is not true that President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) did not greet the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, at a G20 meeting in Japan in 2019, as the messages on the networks claim (look here). The video shared with this statement has been edited and does not show the moment the Brazilian turns around and shakes hands with the Canadian.

The misleading posts gathered at least 17,800 on Facebook as of Thursday (17).

Article publishes edited video to say Bolsonaro ignored Trudeau

Social media posts show video edited to make it look like President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) ignored and failed to greet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on June 29, 2019.

The recording used in the messages excludes the passage in which Bolsonaro turns to Trudeau and shakes his hand. THE stage was originally broadcast by Radio CanadaCanadian public television.

During the event, Justin Trudeau looks at Bolsonaro and waves. The President then turns to the left and greets someone else. Then, after being called by Trudeau, Bolsonaro returns and shakes his hand.

Jair Bolsonaro welcomes Justin Trudeau

Radio Canada. The full video was released by Canadian media

On the very day the scene was shot, the right-wing movement proud canada posted, the video edited with the caption “Embarrassing! World leaders avoid Trudeau.

in 2019Trudeau has backed French President Emmanuel Macron over criticism of Brazil for the devastation in the Amazon. to the factshowever, did not find any recent statements by the Canadian Prime Minister criticizing Brazil.


1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of them. Radio Canada
3. National Observer
4. Folha de S. Paulo

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