‘I’m not concerned’: Trump brushes off fears he got CORONAVIRUS after Bolsonaro’s comms sec he met in Mar-a-Lago tests POSITIVE
US President Donald Trump is “not concerned” he might have contracted coronavirus from the communications secretary of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who was diagnosed with the virus on Thursday.
The president brushed off concerns after Bolsonaro aide Fabio Wajngarten tested positive for the virus on Thursday, a week after he was photographed with Trump at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
“Let’s put it this way, I’m not concerned,” he told reporters on Thursday when he was asked about his contact with the infected Brazilian.
Trump asked about interacting with infected Brazilian official:“We did nothing very unusual. We sat next to each other for a period of time. … Let's put it this way: I’m not concerned.”Live updates: https://t.co/epiRGdacwPpic.twitter.com/gWMmYaehp2— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) March 12, 2020
The pair ate dinner at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday, but Trump stressed that “we did very nothing unusual.”
The Bolsonaro aide was seen posing in a photograph with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as Brazilian businessman Alvaro Granero, all brandishing “Make Brazil Great Again” hats.
Trump and Pence “had almost no interactions” with Wajngarten “and do not require being tested at this time,” the White House said in an official statement following the presser.
Wajngarten was tested in Sao Paulo on Wednesday and received his positive result on Thursday after displaying flu symptoms. The other members of the Brazilian delegation that visited Trump in Florida are also under observation and have been told to report to the hospital immediately if they feel ill.
Bolsonaro himself has reportedly been tested, but has not received his results.Also on rt.com ‘I had to move quickly’: Trump explains travel ban without consulting EU, says Britain excluded for GOOD JOB on coronavirus
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