Brazilian Official Who Met With Trump At His Resort Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus
Two Latinos who met with Trump at his resort have now tested positive for coronavirus.
Both Brazileño Fabio Wajngarten and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez took photos and dined with Trump, Pence during an event held at Trump's Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago. Both have now tested positive for COVID-19.
Trump and VP Pence have been exposed, or exposed others, to coronavirus at an event at the president's Florida resort.
Trump and Pence are pictured standing next to Brazilian press secretary Fabio Wajngarten, who has tested positive for COVID-19. In the photo, Trump is holding a "Make Brazil Great Again" cap, handed to him directly by Fabio, who is wearing one himself, for the photo op.
This picture was taken last weekend at Mar-a-Lago. The guy in the hat standing next to Trump is Fábio Wajngarten, press secretary for the Brazilian government.— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) March 12, 2020
He just tested positive for #coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/dzc75rFqle
Video shows Fabio, wearing glasses, looking over Trump's shoulder while Trump addresses Brazil's president Bolsonaro and other invitees.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has also tested positive for COVID-19, just days after attending the 4-day event at Mar-a-Lago, where officials, politicians, and other invitees met, mingled, dined, and took photos together.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has tested positive for COVID-19, four days after he attended an event w/ Fabio Wajngarten, an aide to Brazil's president and who tested positive for the virus.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 13, 2020
Note: Pres Trump was also around Wajngarten in FL at Mar-a-Lago. https://t.co/OZI63GpN3V
Despite their close interactions with both Fabio and Francis, Trump and Pence refuse to be tested.
President Trump will not be tested for the coronavirus after coming into contact with a Brazilian official who tested positive for the virus just days after a Mar-a-Lago visit, the White House said on Thursdayhttps://t.co/qL7tz3RoBy— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 12, 2020