The former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva was interviewed through Zoom by foreign correspondents this afternoon from the city of Sao Paulo, the former president assured that the current president Jair Bolsonaro had invented having Coronavirus, to promote hydroxychloroquine, a drug that does not It has scientific approval.
Lula Da Silva was critical of Bolsonaro’s management, stating that the Brazilian president could have personal interests in the commercialization of the product “I think Bolsonaro invented that it was contaminated in order to advertise the remedy. I don’t know if he is a partner, but he behaves as if he were the owner of the factory that does the remedy”.
Bolsonaro, who contracted the Coronavirus on July 7, has been widely criticized for his irresponsible behavior in contracting the virus. Lula added, «The president does not make an effort to please science and listen to scientists, he makes the policy that only he and the militiamen he leads believe«, Jair Bolsonaro would not only have recommended a product that could be dangerous to health but would also have put the health of his collaborators and supporters at risk by not complying with social distancing measures while being infected with COVID-19.
On the other hand, the former union leader praised the management of Argentine President Alberto Fernández, and even compared him to Bolsonaro, «Many speculators do not like Alberto because he is talking to the Argentine people, unlike Bolsonaro, who underestimated the danger of the coronavirus, without respecting science. The human being is not an algorithm”.
In the interview, Lula Da Silva was highly critical of the relationship between Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, assuring that “servility towards the United States was never seen in all of Brazil’s history. Trump himself is trying to detach himself from the image of Bolsonaro now» the former president said he expects Trump to be defeated in the next US election, also expressed that the popularity of the tycoon does not assure him of votes.
Lula Da Silva pointed out that in order to compete with Jair Bolsonaro in the 2022 elections, a coalition would be necessary, just like that of Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández in the 2019 Argentine elections.
|#Internacional | El expresidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva acusó este jueves al jefe de Estado de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro, de comportarse como un "lamebotas" en relación a Estados Unidos y de "destruir" la política de integración de Latinoamérica. (EFE)#DiarioLibre #Brasil pic.twitter.com/EoyF1h17cf
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