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Dilma Rousseff jokes, ‘I will climb a tree to watch’ Olympics

Dilma Rousseff

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - MAY 12: Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (C) speaks to supporters at the Planalto presidential palace after the Senate voted to accept impeachment charges against Rousseff on May 12, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. Rousseff has been suspended from her presidential duties and will face a Senate trial for alleged manipulation of government accounts. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Dilma Rousseff, who was suspended as Brazil’s president last month, reportedly plans to attend the Rio Olympics, even if not specifically invited.

“If I am not invited, I will climb a tree to watch the Games,” Rousseff joked Tuesday, according to Reuters.

The Olympics open Aug. 5.

Rousseff is set for an impeachment trial, expected to run at least into mid-August, after allegedly breaking budget laws.

Before her suspension, Rousseff was set to become the third woman in four Olympics to declare the Games open. Now, Vice President Michel Temer is set to open the first Olympics in South America.

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