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Trump Set to Talk With Brazil’s Temer, Repeats Call for Germany to Boost NATO Spending

President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One with First Lady Melania and son Barron after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport, March 17, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Florida, to spend the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago Estate in Palm Beach.
President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One with First Lady Melania and son Barron after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport, March 17, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Florida, to spend the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago Estate in Palm Beach.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak by phone Saturday afternoon with the president of Brazil, a nation in which many favored Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over Trump – due in large part to his opposition to free global trade.

Nevertheless, Brazilian President Michel Temer sent a message to Trump shortly after his November election victory expressing confidence they could collaborate to strengthen relations between the countries.

Temer has said increasing trade with the U.S. and securing more U.S. investment are keys to lifting Brazil out of what he calls a “very violent” recession, its worst on record.

Trump is opposed to global trade deals, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the NAFTA pact with Mexico and Canada,…

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