A spokesperson for Bolsonaro says that the journey now is set on the basis of the ”resistance, and the intentional attacks from the mayor of New York and pressure from interest groups”.
Bolsonaro would have been awarded this Year's person of the brazilian-american chamber of commerce at a gala dinner in mid-may. Then the winner was announced the museum received cold feet because Bolsonaro has received criticism for its policies on the environment and the urinvånares communities. Several sponsors have pulled out, and New York city mayor Bill de Blasio has called Bolsonaro ”a dangerous man”.
Protesters have also gathered outside the hotel in New York is the new host for the event and urged that the gala should be stopped.