A photo has emerged of Fabio Wajngarten, a press aid to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, standing next to President Trump during their visit to Mar-a-Lago on Saturday:
The guy standing to Trump’s left just tested positive for coronavirus, according to Brazilian media. Fabio Wajngarten posted this photo, taken during meetings at Mar-a-Lago, five days ago. pic.twitter.com/qioU4qIlxl
— Gabriel Stargardter (@gabstargardter) March 12, 2020
Update. President Trump says he’s not concerned:
"Let's put it this way, I'm not concerned" Trump says of his meeting at Mar-a-Lago with Bolsonaro now that it's being reported that a Bolsonaro aide is positive for coronavirus. https://t.co/43t584285Z
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) March 12, 2020
Update 2. Wajngarten then attended a birthday party for Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle:
Fabio Wajngarten, the press secretary for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, has tested positive for coronavirus, two sources tell CNN. He was at dinner with Trump at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night, took a photo with him and later attended Kimberly Guilfoyle’s birthday party.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) March 12, 2020
Update 3. President Trump was at the birthday party, too:
WATCH: @jairbolsonaro’s Press Secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, who has tested positive for #coronavirus was very close to Trump on Saturday. How close? He took this video of the President at @kimguilfoyle’s bday party at Mar a Lago. Trump just said he “isn’t concerned” about it. pic.twitter.com/62nutphdRW
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) March 12, 2020
Wajngarten positive test was confirmed yesterday:
CONFIRMADO: Wajngarten está com coronavírus. Ele viajou com Bolsonaro para os EUA. Planalto deve lançar comunicado em breve. PR está sendo monitorado. Ministros também. Ontem ANTECIPAMOS na coluna que ele fez os exames.https://t.co/RQgNZ81r55
— Mônica Bergamo (@monicabergamo) March 12, 2020
Health officials in Brazil are currently monitoring Bolsonaro for symptoms:
🚨Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is being monitored for coronavirus after his press secretary tested positive for coronavirus. Bolsonaro’s schedule for the week was canceled.
Both were with Donald Trump and Mike Pence last Saturday at a Mar-a Lago.
— Raquel Krähenbühl (@Rkrahenbuhl) March 12, 2020
So, have the Vice President and President been tested yet?
Given Trump and Pence’s extremely close proximity to the Brazilian official — just days ago at Mar-a-Lago — who has now tested positive for Covid-19, with symptoms, both Trump and Pence have presumably been tested, right? Have they been? What are the results?
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 12, 2020
In other words, the entire coronavirus task force has potentially been exposed to coronavirus. Yikes.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.