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Youngest Bolsonaro son a chip off the old block

Jair Renan Bolsonaro, 22, is the youngest of the president's four sons, and is now beginning to follow in the footsteps of the rest of the brood

Jair Renan Bolsonaro, 22,
Jair Renan Bolsonaro, 22, a.k.a. “Bolsokid.” Photo: Instagram/bolsonaro_jr

“I’d rather die having sex than die coughing.” This crude declaration was uttered by Jair Renan Valle Bolsonaro, the 22-year-old son of President Jair Bolsonaro, on the morning of April 30, as Brazil saw its Covid-19 death records shoot up. “What pandemic, man? That’s just the media trying to make you stay at home and think the world’s ending. It’s just a little flu, brother. I got it, it passed. I’d rather die coughing than die having sex … I mean, I’d rather die having sex than die coughing,” he said, during a live broadcast on videogame streaming platform Twitch.

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