Jair Bolsonaro Criticized After Sexual Innuendo Against Reporter

The President insulted a reporter from 'Folha de S.Paulo', lowering the tone of his crude, and now misogynistic, statements to another level. Repercussions turn into a smoke screen for negative news.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jair Bolsonaro stooped down another level in his aggressive discourse, and this time struck two targets: the press and women. On Tuesday morning, the president insulted the Folha de S.Paulo reporter, Patricia Campos Mello, using ironical sexual innuendo.

"She [the reporter] wanted a scoop [an exclusive, in journalistic jargon]. She wanted the scoop at any cost," he said, laughing, to a group of sympathizers outside the Alvorada Palace in a purposeful wordplay that suggests exchanging information for sex. The statement was in reference to a false deposition by Hans River do Rio Nascimento, a former . . .

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