Trump offers to help Brazil with Amazon fires

President Donald Trump said Friday he had offered to help Brazil as it grapples with thousands of wildfires burning in the Amazon.


A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 22, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

Trump said he had spoken with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and stated that the countries' prospects for trade are "perhaps stronger than ever."

"I told him if the United States can help with the Amazon Rainforest fires, we stand ready to assist!" Trump tweeted.