Donald Trump Will Learn Today Whether Brazilian Leader He Shook Hands With at Mar-a-lago Has Coronavirus – as Lindsey Graham is Tested and Quarantined After Partying With Him Too

President Donald Trump will learn on Friday whether Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus; the two men shook hands during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night

President Donald Trump will learn on Friday whether Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports out of Brazil, after the two men dined together at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night and shook hands.

Bolsonaro was checked for the disease after his aide Fabio Wajngarten tested positive for it. The Brazilian leader is supposed to get his results back on Friday.

Trump brushed aside concerns about the encounter – the latest in a series of brushes the president has had with the highly-contagious disease.

Both Bolsonaro and Wajngarten, his press secretary, were at the Winter White House Saturday night.

Several members of the first family were at the Winter White House that night where there was a birthday party for Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., in addition to the working dinner for the Brazilian delegation.

Wajngarten, who was at the dinner and the birthday party, tested positive for the virus, setting off a chain of events on Thursday, including a test for his boss. Brazil has 25 confirmed cases of coronavirus and zero deaths thus far.

The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald reported Bolsonaro took the test: ‘The result should be ready. But the presidential palace is now saying the result will only be released Friday, which likely means he had a second test, and that one takes longer,’ he wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he would self-quarantine and be tested for the virus. The South Carolina senator was at Mar-a-Lago this weekend.

‘Senator Graham was at Mar-a-Lago last weekend. He has no recollection of direct contact with the President of Brazil, who is awaiting results of a coronavirus test, or his spokesman who tested positive,’ Graham’s office said in a statement.

‘However, in an abundance of caution and upon the advice of his doctor, Senator Graham has decided to self-quarantine awaiting the results of a coronavirus test. This is a precautionary measure. He will continue to work from home,’ his office noted.

Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida also said that he will self-quarantine after he met with the Brazil delegation, which included Wajngarten.

President Trump, who was photographed standing next to Wajngartenn and Vice President Mike Pence at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night, said Thursday he was ‘not concerned’ about possibly contracting the virus.

‘Let’s put it this way: I’m not concerned,’ Trump told reporters Thursday while meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office.

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Source: Daily Mail