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The insult was made during a ministerial meeting at the Planalto Palace, the video of which was released on the afternoon of this Friday, May 22.
The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, called the governors and mayors of his country, who impose quarantines to contain the advance of the coronavirus, “shit”.
“This shit from the Governor of Sao Paulo, this shit from the governor of Rio, this shit from the mayor of Manaus, opening collective graves, “said the president, referring to the measures adopted by the regional leaders against the pandemic.
On the announcements made by these local rulers, the president insisted: “Shit comes from a mayor, it becomes shit by decree, and everyone stays inside the house, handcuffed. “
In this way, João Doria, Governor of Sao Paulo, was attacked; Wilson Witzel, Governor of Rio de Janeiro; and Arthur Virgílio Neto, burgomaster of Manaus.
Bolsonaro particularly mocked Neto. According to the president, the mayor justified the isolation, because “the boys are going to be exposed to the virus, ‘mi-mi-mi’,” he said in a mocking tone. And about the position of the burgomaster, he finished: “Fuck it, the boys are screwed.”
The insult was made during a ministerial meeting at the Planalto Palace, the video of which was released on the afternoon of this Friday, May 22, following an order given by the judge of the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court, Celso de Mello.
The president said it was wrong to criticize anyone who violates social isolation because, in his opinion, “it is worse to starve.”
Arm the population
Bolsonaro also expressed to the ministers the need to arm the Brazilian population.
“I want everyone to be armed, because armed people will never be enslaved”, he emphasized in the meeting.
The president insisted that “if he were armed, he would go to the streets” to face the confinement measures imposed by governors and mayors.
Currently, Brazil has become the third country most affected by the coronavirus worldwide. Until this Thursday, May 21, it registered 310,087 infections and 20,047 deaths.