Karma comes to Brazil.
Courtesy of The Guardian:
The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus.
“It came back positive,” a mask-wearing Bolsonaro told a hand-picked group of reporters on Tuesday lunchtime outside his official residence.
“There’s no reason for fear. That’s life,” the president added. “Life goes on. I thank God for my life and the role I’ve been given to decide the future of this great nation that is called Brazil.”
Bolsonaro, 65, has repeatedly trivialized the pandemic and flouted social distancing, even as Brazil became the second-worst-hit country after the United States, with more than 65,000 deaths and 1.6m confirmed cases.
In March, as Covid-19 claimed its first victims in Brazil, the far-right populist used an address to the nation to brag that, if infected, he would quickly shake off the illness thanks to his “athlete’s background”.
Since then, Bolsonaro has continued to attend social events and political rallies, often wearing masks incorrectly, or not wearing them at all.
They call this guy the “Brazilian Trump” which gives you some indication of how big of an asshole he is.
Right now Brazil has over a million and half cases of the Coronavirus, second only to America.
I hate to root for such a terrible disease, but in this case, I think I am on team Coronavirus.
Perhaps if this guy gets what he deserves the citizens of his country will know to take this pandemic seriously.