President Bolsonaro trolls media with coronavirus scare

Sources within the government reportedly confirmed that the Brazilian president had contracted the novel coronavirus. It was just a troll

After meeting with Trump, Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19
Jair Bolsonaro met with Donald Trump over the weekend. Photo: Alan Santos/PR

In a post on his official Facebook page, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed that his tests for the novel coronavirus came back negative. This was contradictory to earlier reports from local and international media, which had published that the results were in fact positive. In his post confirming his negative results, the president also published a photograph of himself making an offensive “up yours” gesture, which he has used on several occasions to insult the Brazilian press.

The Brazilian president was tested after it was confirmed that his press secretary, Fábio Wajngarten, was infected following a trip to the...

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