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Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro Threatened to Punch a Reporter – Stars Obituary

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has threatened to beat up a reporter after he was asked about payments to his wife’s bank account.

“I want to punch you in the face, okay?” Bolsonaro replied to a journalist from the newspaper O Globo, according to an audio broadcast by the newspaper on Monday, August 24.

media is in Brazil reported earlier this month that an aide to the president’s son deposited £9,800 in checks into the account of first lady Michelle Bolsonaro,

The aide, Fabricio Queiroz, had deposited the money between 2011 and 2018. He was an aide to now-senator Flavio Bolsonaro, the president’s eldest son when he was a Rio de Janeiro state legislator.

He is under arrest in an investigation into bank deposits made at the time worth 1.2 million reais (£163,000).

Queiroz and Flavio Bolsonaro also face investigation for a scheme that allegedly swindled government employees’ salaries in the years before Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019.

In reaction to Bolsonaro’s outburst, the newspaper O Globo issued a statement condemning his ‘aggression’ towards a journalist who was ‘performing a job in a professional manner’.

‘Such intimidation’ shows that the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, does not recognize the duty of a public servant… to be accountable to the public,’ the statement said.

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