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Judi Lynn

(161,083 posts)
Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:54 AM Apr 2020

'So what?': Bolsonaro shrugs off Brazil's rising coronavirus death toll [View all]

Source: Guardian

Outrage at president’s response to news that more than 5,000 people have lost their lives

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
Wed 29 Apr 2020 09.37 EDT

More than 5,000 Brazilians have lost their lives to the coronavirus – even more people than in China, if its official statistics are to be believed.

But on Tuesday night Brazil’s president shrugged off the news. “So what?” Jair Bolsonaro told reporters when asked about the record 474 deaths that day. “I’m sorry. What do you want me to do?”

Bolsonaro’s 11-word response – the latest in a series of remarks belittling the pandemic – sparked immediate fury. One newspaper, the Estado de Minas, stamped the president’s words on to a black front page beside Brazil’s death toll: 5,017.

“Bolsonaro isn’t just an awful politician and a bad president, he’s a despicable human being,” tweeted Marcelo Freixo, a leftwing opponent.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/29/so-what-bolsonaro-shrugs-off-brazil-rising-coronavirus-death-toll

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The honesty is appreciated. theaocp Apr 2020 #1
My god...do not these people like rump, like bolsonaro, have any regards for anyone? SWBTATTReg Apr 2020 #2
"One death is a tragedy, a million deaths a statistic." Stalin Hortensis Apr 2020 #3
the pro death right wing samsingh Apr 2020 #4
Trump's role model world wide wally Apr 2020 #5
Brazil must have a few .. Maxheader Apr 2020 #6
Like Trump, he's truly a dreadful person. nt Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2020 #7
Hope karma puts him on a ventilator dalton99a Apr 2020 #8
K&R ck4829 Apr 2020 #9
Can't imagine how many are dead in Brazil with that douche rockfordfile Apr 2020 #10
Channeling his inner Trump Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2020 #11
wtaf? area51 Apr 2020 #12
he's like Trump Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #13
Damn... DrToast Apr 2020 #14
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