Mar 6, 2019

Brazil leader Jair Bolsonaro criticised over obscene video on Twitter

EPA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has provoked controversy by posting an obscene video of two revellers at Carnival, saying he wanted to reveal the truth about the festival. They included critics of the president, personalities and even people who said were his supporters and condemned his decision to post the video. Some users have supported the president - elected with strong support of conservative and evangelical voters - condemning what they called "Indecent" behaviour. The video, recorded on Monday during a street party known as a "Bloco", had sparked controversy even before the president's tweet, Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reports. The president, who likes to compare himself to US President Donald Trump, took office in January and often uses Twitter to engage with supporters and make official announcements.

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