Brazilian official who met Trump last weekend tested positive for Coronavirus
Make Brazil Great Again
The Brazilian government says an official who met President Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort last weekend has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Fábio Wajngarten, communications director for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, was part of a delegation that traveled to United States last week. During that trip, Wajngarten posted a photo of himself on Instagram standing directly next to Trump and wearing a hat that says "Make Brazil Great Again."
According to sources, three other members of the delegation to Florida are showing flu-like symptoms, including fevers, though it is unclear if they have been tested or what the results of their coronavirus tests might be. The source, who has direct knowledge of the conditions of some members of the delegation that traveled with Bolsonaro to the U.S., asked for anonymity for fear of retaliation.
Trump "Get's" Coronavirus
On Thursday, Trump said that he was aware the aide was being tested. "Let's put it this way: I'm not concerned," he told reporters.
The event at Mar-a-Lago was to celebrate the birthday of one of Trumps fundraiser, Kimberly Guilfoyle. She is also dating the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr.
Trump Jr. was also in attendance, as were Vice President Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Eric Trump, and Rudy Giuliani, many of whom are seen in close contact with the Brazilian delegation in video and photos of the event
The four Brazilians who fell ill — one confirmed and three possible cases — did not take tests in Miami. Instead, they chose to return to Brazil to take the test in São Paulo, a move that went against recommendations of the World Health Organization.
São Paulo currently leads Brazil in coronavirus cases.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham stated that "both the President and Vice President had almost no interactions with the individual who tested positive and do not require being tested at this time." She added the exposures from the case are "being assessed, which will dictate next steps."