Michel Temer said that he will not allow himself to be mistreated by Lula: “I know how to deal with bandits”
The former president said he does not know the reason for the attacks on the current Brazilian president, but assumes that he targeted him in his campaign to support the narrative of that the departure of Dilma Rousseff from the Presidency of Brazil was illegal
Michel Temer replied to Lula da Silva: “I know how to deal with bandits.” (REUTERS)
Former Brazilian President Michel Temerrejected this Friday the questions made by the current president of that nation, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
During an exclusive interview for the political columnist of BandNews Dora Kramer, the former Brazilian president assured that “he will not allow himself to be mistreated” and that, if necessary, he will air “some truths about what the Workers Party did and did not do”.
“I think I'm a very educated person, but I want to remember that I was the Secretary of Public Security in Sao Paulo and I know how to deal with bandits,” Temer said.
He assured that he does not know the reason for the attacks, but that Lula da Silva probably chose him as a target of his campaign to support his narrative that the removal of Dilma Rousseff from the Brazilian presidency was illegal and not that Congress and the Judiciary legitimized the political trial against him, according to the aforementioned media.
“If there was a coup and if I am a coup leader, then the appointment of Alexandre de Moraes is also illegitimate,” added the former president.
Lula assured this week that the gains made during the governments of the Partido de los Trabajadores were “destroyed” by previous administrations, “like those of the coup leader” Michel Temer.
He assured that he does not know the reason for the attacks, but that Lula da Silva probably chose him as a target of her campaign to support her narrative that the departure of Dilma Rousseff from the presidency of Brazil it was illegal. (GETTY)
Temer's party has three ministries within Lula's cabinet, thus occupying the Development, Cities and Transport portfolios.
This Thursday, Michel Temer defended his legitimacy in power and referred to to the denunciations of the destruction of the initiatives of the Workers' Party achieved in the country.
“It is true, I destroyed a negative 5% of GDP at 1.8% positive; double-digit inflation at 2.75%; interest from 14.25 to 6.5%; drop in unemployment over time from 13% to 8%thanks to the labor reform; recovery of Petrobras and other public companies thanks to the Public Companies Law; I destroyed the Stock Market, which went from 45,000 points to 85,000 points”, he was ironic about it.
To that, he added: “I committed the destruction of raising the record in the grain production, exports and the trade balance” and concluded by saying that “with our arrival in government, Brazil did not suffer an institutional coup but was 'victim' of a Stroke of Luck”.
Temer addressed Lula directly and recommended that he “govern by looking forward, defending the truth, practicing harmony and preaching peace.”
In March 2019 Michel Temer was arrested in a case linked to Lava Jato, the well-known anti-corruption operation that uncovered a diversion scandal by state oil company Petrobras.
Michel Temer defended the legitimacy of him in power and referred to the denunciations of destruction of the initiatives of the Workers' Party achieved in the country. (TWITTER)
The arrest was ordered in the framework of an open investigation to verify supposed irregularities in contracts signed by companies already convicted by Lava Jato and Eletronuclear, the state company that operates the nuclear plants of the country.
According to the complaint, the companies that were awarded the contracts with Eletronuclear paid bribes to favor leaders of the MDB, the formation led by Temer and whose leaders controlled all the state-owned companies in the country's electricity sector for many years. Such suspicious contracts were signed in 2016 when Temer was already president of Brazil.
The businessman claimed that he paid bribes at the request of reserve colonel Joao Baptista He films Filho, a very close friend of Temer's and whose prison was also ordered, to be awarded one of the contracts for the construction of the Angra 3 nuclear power plant.
(With information from Band News and Europa Press)