Jewish aide to Brazil’s president has coronavirus – days after meeting Trump
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Jewish aide to Brazil’s president has coronavirus – days after meeting Trump

Press secretary Fabio Wajngarten has the infection but US president said he is 'not concerned at all'

Screenshot from Instagram of the Brazil president's aide, meeting with Trump and Pence
Screenshot from Instagram of the Brazil president's aide, meeting with Trump and Pence

Fabio Wajngarten, the press secretary for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, tested positive for coronavirus days after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, according to news reports from Brazil.

Wajngarten, who is Jewish, tweeted a photo Sunday of himself standing with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at Mar-a-Lago, the president’s resort in Florida.

Wajngarten traveled with Bolsonaro for the U.S. trip, which included a shared meal between the leaders over the weekend. Bolsonaro is also being tested for the virus.

Wajngarten’s wife confirmed that her husband has coronavirus in a message in a WhatsApp group addressed to parents at the school their daughters attend, the daily Folha de S. Paulo reported.

The Metro in the UK claimed the Brazilian president tested positive.

An official transcript of Trump’s remarks from Saturday night shows that he was asked, “Are you concerned that the virus is getting closer to the White House and D.C.?”

Trump’s answer: “No, I’m not concerned at all.”

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