After promoting a pro-government act yesterday at the Esplanada dos Ministérios, ruralistas donated food to the Volunteer Homeland program, sponsored by First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro.
According to Bolsonaro’s post on Facebook, the donation took place today at the Palácio da Alvorada, the official residence of the Presidency in Brasília, where the presidential family lives.
The caption of the publication states that it was “tens of tons” of food. Sought by the report, the Presidency did not know how to inform the exact amount and informed that it would seek the data from Pátria Voluntária, focused on voluntary actions.
Alongside representatives of the ruralists’ wing, federal deputy Major Vitor Hugo (PSL-GO) and Michelle Bolsonaro, President Jair Bolsonaro again criticized measures to restrict the circulation of people and social isolation.
“The country man, who did not stop during the pandemic, feeds our country as well as more than a billion people around the world. So, we can only thank all of you for this donation of tens of tons to the most needy. our government, at no time, closed anything, closed trade or destroyed jobs “, he affirmed.
“So, these people who were unemployed are now being cared for by you in this difficult moment of a transition to normality. Congratulations to the farmer and thank you all,” he added.
Without mask in act, Bolsonaro returns to talk about election fraud
Yesterday in the act at the Esplanade, President Jair Bolsonaro said that “without an auditable vote” former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) will win the 2022 elections “by fraud”. Once again, Bolsonaro participated in a crowded event without wearing a mask and again criticized the social isolation measures to tackle the new coronavirus pandemic.
“If the biggest scoundrel in Brazilian history was taken out of jail, if the scoundrel was given the right to run, what seems to me is that, if we don’t have the auditable vote, this scoundrel, by fraud, wins the elections of the year that We cannot admit an electoral system that is liable to fraud “, said Bolsonaro.
According to the TSE (Superior Electoral Court), the electronic voting process is already auditing. The court says that since 2002, when the audit started to be carried out in all states, the process has never identified any flaws that could alter the results of the elections.
Datafolha poll released this week showed that Lula leads the electoral race of 2022. In a possible second round against Bolsonaro, the ex-president has 55% of the intention to vote, against 32% of the current chief executive.
Bolsonaro’s act and speech also take place at a time when Covid’s CPI, in the Senate, investigates actions and possible omissions by the federal government in the midst of the pandemic.
After counting on insults and even the threat of imprisonment in the last few days, Covid’s CPI should have an even more nervous week with the testimonies of former Minister of Health Eduardo Pazuello and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo.