In a social media live that lasted more than an hour, President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) lied, referred to the Armed Forces when saying that he does "what the people want" and attacked governors and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ( PT).
He again affirmed that he never referred to Covid-19 as a "little flu,"—one of the lies told by Bolsonaro on Thursday.
Bolsonaro used the term “little flu” at least twice. In an interview on March 20 last year, he said that "after being stabbed, no little flu will knock me down, no."
Four days later, this time in a national broadcast on radio and TV, he used the term a second time.
"In my particular case, due to my history as an athlete, if I were infected by the virus, I wouldn't have to worry, I wouldn't feel anything or I would be, at most, suffering from a cold," he said on March 24, 2020.
The president reaffirmed that he was never against vaccine, which is also not the case. The president said several times that he was against the vaccination.
"Nobody is going to take your vaccine by any means, okay? Look for another one. And I, who am a government, will not buy your vaccine either. Look for another one to pay for your vaccine," said the president in a social media livestream on October 29 last year.
"I am not going to have a vaccine and that's it. Is my life at risk? The problem is mine," he said in an interview with TV Bandeirantes on December 15, 2020.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon