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Son of Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro brands Bill de Blasio a ‘Marxist’


The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro slammed ‘Marxist’ Mayor Bill de Blasio for forcing his unvaccinated father to eat pizza on a Manhattan sidewalk while his father is in town for the United Nations General Assembly.

Eduardo Bolsonaro, 37, who is also a Brazilian lawmaker representing his father’s far-right Social Liberal Party, told Fox News that de Blasio’s vaccine mandate was a deliberate ploy to impose ‘control.’

He also compared de Blasio to the late Venezuelan socialist leader Hugo Chavez, warning that if other American leaders adopted the mayor’s policies then the United States would be thrown into similar chaos engulfing Venezuela under Chavez’s successor, Nicolas Maduro.

‘I have advice for the American people,’ Eduardo told Fox News.

Eduardo Bolsonaro, 37, the son of Brazil’s president who is also a member of Brazil’s parliament representing his father’s far-right Social Liberal Party, told Fox News that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate was a deliberate ploy to prevent the leader of the world’s sixth most populous country from coming to New York

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro (pictured third from left) had to eat pizza outside on the street in New York City because he is unvaccinated. He is seen above with members of the Brazilian delegation

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro (pictured third from left) had to eat pizza outside on the street in New York City because he is unvaccinated. He is seen above with members of the Brazilian delegation

‘Do not think that Venezuela is something far, far away from you.

‘If you told Venezuelans during the ’90s [the country] would turn itself to a dictatorship, they would never take it seriously.’

De Blasio snapped back on Twitter, saying he did not regret his decision to force Jair to follow the city’s indoor dining policy and urged the president to get vaccinated at New York City’s many vaccination centers. 

The mayor drew the ire of the Brazilian leader after he mentioned him by name, telling him not to ‘bother coming’ if he was not going to abide by the vaccine mandate.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio snapped back at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his son

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio snapped back at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his son

At his Monday news conference at City Hall, the mayor called out Bolsonaro, urging the Brazilian leader to get vaccinated

At his Monday news conference at City Hall, the mayor called out Bolsonaro, urging the Brazilian leader to get vaccinated

Eduardo has been vocal about anti-vaccine mandates. He's pictured on September 7

Eduardo has been vocal about anti-vaccine mandates. He’s pictured on September 7

The mandate requires New Yorkers as well as visitors to show proof of vaccination before being served at indoor restaurants.

‘We need to send the message to all the world leaders, including most notably Bolsonaro from Brazil… If you don’t want to be vaccinated, don’t bother coming because everyone should be safe together,’ the mayor said on Monday.

‘If you don’t want to be vaccinated, don’t bother coming because everyone should be safe together.’

De Blasio’s remarks did not sit well with Eduardo, who is among his father’s delegation to the UN.

‘It shows a lot about how left-wing people are,’ Eduardo told Tucker Carlson on Tuesday.

‘They want to control everything. I know that De Blasio is a Marxist and he follows a lot of what Antonio Gramsci says.’

Gramsci was an Italian Marxist who helped found Italy’s Communist Party. He died in 1937.

Eduardo continued: ‘For them, everything’s about politics and ideology.

‘I don’t care about much of what he thinks, I don’t waste my time listening to him.’

During his appearance on Fox News, Eduardo warned that de Blasio’s policies were being adopted in cities throughout the United States.

He said that Brazilians were disappointed in that they viewed the US as a country that promoted ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ – as stated in the Declaration of Independence.

‘Nowadays, it looks like some politicians have forgot about that,’ Eduardo said.

‘They don’t care about that. They want to control everybody’s life – and in the point that even the Taliban can talk things about free speech to the Big Tech – this is an example if the US is going to talk about liberty and democracy.

‘We are scared about what is going on in the US.’

Jair, the leader of the world’s sixth most populous country, was forced to eat pizza on a Manhattan sidewalk on Sunday after he was refused indoor dining service due to his refusal to get vaccinated.

The photo of the president and his inner circle of advisers eating pizza on the sidewalk went viral on social media.

Jair, who has been criticized for his handling of the pandemic in Brazil, recovered from COVID-19. He claims he does not need to get vaccinated due to natural immunity created by the body after infection. 

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro broke New York City's COVID-19 mandates by attending an indoor event - the United Nations General Assembly - unvaccinated

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro broke New York City’s COVID-19 mandates by attending an indoor event – the United Nations General Assembly – unvaccinated

'We cannot understand why many countries, together with a large portion of the media, took a stance against early treatment measures,' Bolsonaro said in his speech at the UNGA

‘We cannot understand why many countries, together with a large portion of the media, took a stance against early treatment measures,’ Bolsonaro said in his speech at the UNGA 

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro (right) arrived with his wife Michelle Bolsonaro (left) to the United Nations Tuesday morning. Both of them wore masks

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro (right) arrived with his wife Michelle Bolsonaro (left) to the United Nations Tuesday morning. Both of them wore masks 

During a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) on Monday in New York, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (left) confirmed that he remained unvaccinated

During a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) on Monday in New York, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (left) confirmed that he remained unvaccinated 

Meanwhile, two members of the president’s delegation to the UN, including the country’s health minister, tested positive for COVID-19 – this despite meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as well as staying at the same hotel as President Joe Biden. 

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly meeting on Tuesday, the Brazilian leader suggested that his approach toward COVID-19 would be proven right.

‘History and science will hold everyone accountable,’ he told world leaders in his address.

The right-wing Brazilian leader said he supported vaccinations but promoted early treatment of COVID-19, noting that he himself underwent ‘early treatment’ following a diagnosis last summer.

‘We cannot understand why many countries, together with a large portion of the media, took a stance against early treatment measures,’ the president said.

Bolsonaro said that his government stood against vaccine mandates, such as the one he had broken to enter the United Nations.

New York City requires vaccination to enter most public spaces, including convention centers.

President Biden has also imposed sweeping vaccine mandates that cover federal workers and those at companies with over 100 employees.

‘We support vaccination efforts, however my administration has not supported a vaccine or health passport or any other vaccine-related obligations,’ Jair said.

He noted that by November, ‘all citizens who have chosen to be vaccinated in Brazil will be duly covered.’

In a meeting Monday night with Bolsonaro, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: ‘Thanks everybody. Get AstraZeneca vaccines.’

‘I’ve had it twice.’

‘Not yet,’ the Brazilian president replied.

Earlier this year, Jair signaled he wasn’t in a rush to get the jab since he’d already had Covid.

‘I already had the virus,’ he said .

‘I think what must happen is that after the last Brazilian gets vaccinated, if there’s a spare shot, I will decide whether or not I get vaccinated.’ He added that ‘that’s the example the boss must provide.’

Before talking about vaccinations, Bolsonaro in his address touted his administration’s accomplishments, saying the Brazil has ‘changed a great deal’ since he took office in 2019.

‘It is a solid foundation if we take into account that we were at the brink of socialism,’ he said. ‘Brazil has a president who believes in God, respects the Constitution, values family principles and is loyal to his people.’

The far-right politician wore a mask as he entered the United Nations Tuesday morning but took it off to deliver his address. 

Brazil’s health minister tests positive at UN General Assembly – after meeting with Boris Johnson and staying at same New York City hotel as Joe Biden 

Brazil Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga

Brazil Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga

Brazil‘s Minister of Health has tested positive for COVID-19 while attending a United Nations conference in New York City where he met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and stayed at the same hotel as Joe Biden

Brazil’s presidential office announced on Tuesday that Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga had tested positive for the virus and will be quarantining in New York for two weeks.

Queiroga had met with Johnson on Monday, where they shook hands and stood beside each other while the British leader was not wearing a mask. 

It is unclear whether Queiroga is vaccinated.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stands as a vaccine skeptic and previously boasted about attending the UN meeting without being vaccinated, CBS reports. 

On Twitter, Queiroga wrote, ‘I communicate to everyone that today I tested positive for #Covid19. I will be quarantined in #USA , following all health safety protocols. Meanwhile, the @minsaude will remain firm in the actions to fight the pandemic in Brazil. let’s win this!’ 

Marcelo Queiroga, far right, can be spotted shaking hands with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as UK and Brazilian leaders meet to discuss the pandemic on September 21

Marcelo Queiroga, far right, can be spotted shaking hands with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as UK and Brazilian leaders meet to discuss the pandemic on September 21 

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, left, met with Johnson, right, as the part of the United Nations General Assembly. The Brazilian president spoke out against vaccine mandates

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, left, met with Johnson, right, as the part of the United Nations General Assembly. The Brazilian president spoke out against vaccine mandates

Queiroga confirmed on Twitter that he had contracted the virus and is in quarantine

Queiroga confirmed on Twitter that he had contracted the virus and is in quarantine

After meeting with the Brazilian delegation, Johnson meet with President Joe Biden

After meeting with the Brazilian delegation, Johnson meet with President Joe Biden

The health minister was the second member of the Brazilian delegation in New York to test positive for COVID after a diplomat who was part of President Bolsonaro’s advance team tested positive over the weekend. 

Some members of the Brazilian delegation have canceled their participation at the remaining parts of the UN meeting to avoid possibly infection other nation’s diplomats, Queiroga told CNN.  

Queiroga had also been staying at the same hotel as President Joe Biden, who also went on to meet with Johnson after the prime minister’s meeting with Queiroga.  



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