BRASILIA – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro mentioned on Sunday he wished to punch a reporter in the face for asking about financial institution deposits made in the account of his spouse, First Girl Michelle Bolsonaro, by a former aide to considered one of his sons.
“I need to punch you in the face, OK?” the right-wing president replied to the reporter from the O Globo newspaper, in accordance to audio launched by the each day.
Earlier this month, native media reported that the aide, Fabricio Queiroz, deposited 72,000 reais in checks in the first girl’s account between 2011 and 2018.
Queiroz was an aide to now Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, the president’s eldest son when he was a Rio de Janeiro state legislator. The previous aide is underneath arrest in an investigation into financial institution deposits made at the time amounting to $213,500.
Questions on Queiroz have continued to hound the Bolsonaro household in an investigation that has appeared to annoy the president and dent his promise not to tolerate corruption.