Bolsonaro Calls Journalist 'Sucker' and Does Not Answer about Queiroz Deposits to Michelle

On a visit this Wednesday (26th) to the city of Ipatinga (MG), President (without a party) again attacked the press by refusing to comment on the transfers of R $ 89,000 made to his wife, Michelle Bolsonaro, by retired military policeman Fabrício Queiroz. Queiroz is suspected of running a salary “kickback” scheme in Flávio Bolsonaro’s office in the Legislative Assembly of Rio.

“With all due respect, don’t you have a decent question to ask? For the love of God,” said the president, when asked by Folha if he would speak this time about deposits of R $ 89,000 in Michelle’s account.

Asked by a journalist from the newspaper O Globo about the deposits, Bolsonaro said, “Stop being a sucker, boy” and countered by asking about the alleged monthly transfers made by the money changer Dario Messer to the Marinho family, owner of Rede Globo.

According to Veja magazine, in a deposition on June 24, Messer said that he made transfers of dollars in cash to the Marines on several occasions since the 1990s. The family denies any wrongdoing.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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