As experts were sounding the alarm last weekend about the threat of COVID-19, both in terms of public health and economic health, it was business as usual for Donald Trump. He enjoyed a weekend of golf and high-dollar fundraisers with Republican donors, along with a state dinner for Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right president.
Despite warnings from officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Donald Trump and his team continued shaking hands and ignoring social distancing recommendations. They crowded into Mar-a-Lago ballrooms and Donald Trump was seen repeatedly shaking hands with supporters. He and others may soon come to regret that as the press secretary for President Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19, just five days after hanging out at Mar-a-Lago.
The New York Times reports he was tested after returning to Brazil with flu-like symptoms. Wajngarten shared the above photo on Instagram last weekend, along with a video (seen below) he took while standing only inches away from Donald Trump.
President Bolsonaro is also being tested and monitored.
It is unbelievable Donald Trump and Mike Pence still have not been tested. Either Trump has been tested and he is lying about it or he has not been tested, another indication of gross incompetence.