Jason Miller: Donald Trump aide detained in Brazil, Internet says 'well done Brazil'

Jason Miller was detained by authorities in Brazil along with his entourage on Tuesday, September 7 morning


                            Jason Miller: Donald Trump aide detained in Brazil, Internet says 'well done Brazil'
Jason Miller was in Brazil to participate in the country’s Conservative Political Action Conference from September 3-4 (Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty Images)

Donald Trump's former aide Jason Miller was detained by authorities in Brazil along with his entourage on Tuesday, September 7 morning. Reports cited that Miller was detained at a Brazilian airport and was "questioned regarding anti-democratic activities while in the country". The founder of the conservative social media site Gettr was reportedly held back by Federal Police just before he was about to board a private plane for a flight back to the US at Brasília Airport. 

According to reports, Miller was in Brazil to participate in the country’s Conservative Political Action Conference from September 3-4. Miller reportedly met with President Jair Bolsonaro, Deputy Eduadro Bolsonaro and former Chancellor Ernesto Araujo while in the country. Quotes from a Brazilian journalist cite that Miller was in the country speaking with "far right leaders as Brazil is bracing for a January 6th-inspired insurrection/coup attempt, inspired by far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, " as reported by MeidasTouch.

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After the news broke out on social media, Jason Miller put out a statement clarifying his arrest. "This Afternoon my traveling party was questioned for three hours at the airport in Brasilia, after having attended this weekend’s CPAC Brazil Conference. We were not accused of any wrongdoing, and told only that they ‘wanted to talk.’ We informed them that we had nothing to say and were eventually released to fly back to the United States. Our goal of sharing free speech around the world continues!" the statement said. According to the Brazilian news site, Metropoles, Jason Miller's detention was ordered by Minister Alexandre de Moraes, who is leading an investigation at the STF, the country’s Supreme Federal Court. The outlet further reported that the authorities wanted Miller to testify in their investigation 4874, which is probing anti-democratic acts in Brazil. 

'Brazil is doing a better job than our own government'

People on social media 'welcomed' the Brazilian govt's move and 'lauded' them for 'doing a better job than the US government'. One person tweeted, "How come Brazil detains him for anti-Democratic acts but our country hasn’t? He has been way worse here. Though they can keep him if we won’t do anything about him." Another wrote, "Wow. Brazil is doing a better job than our own government at holding accountable those who are seeking to destroy democracy. Well done Brazil!" One person tweeted, "Wow, funny how a foreign government wants to talk to him about overthrowing their government, but our country is keeping their hands off of him?"



 



 



 

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