Brazilian official tests positive for coronavirus after contact with Trump, Pence

Brazilian official tests positive for coronavirus after contact with Trump, Pence
Brazilian presidential aide Fabio Wajngarten behind Trump in glasses; Pres. Jair Bolsonaro on right, VP Pence foreground. At Mar-a-Lago 7 Mar 2020. Poder 360 video via CDC COVID-19, YouTube

[Ed. – The contact occurred at Mar-a-Lago. Yippee.]

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications director, Fábio Wajngarten, tested positive just days after traveling with Bolsonaro to a meeting with Trump and senior aides in Florida. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement Thursday that “exposures from the case are being assessed, which will dictate next steps.”

“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,” Grisham said.

Wajngarten joined Bolsonaro on a three-day trip to the U.S. and on Saturday was at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, where he posted a photo of himself posing beside Trump. A video from the event also showed him standing directly behind both presidents as they addressed a crowd.

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