COVID-19: 10 controversial phrases from world leaders in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
A handful of world leaders have sparked controversy, protests and debate after challenging and sometimes dangerous positions on the COVID-19 pandemic. Making statements minimizing the crisis, giving false information that incited inappropriate behavior.
The most controversial phrases said by world leaders:
1. Donald Trump, US President: "We lose a lot more people to traffic accidents, but we don't call companies to tell them to stop making cars because of that. We have to go back to work".
2. Donald Trump, US President: "All kinds of things are going to happen. You cannot say that the United States, the most successful country in the world by far, must be closed. They are talking about a 25 point drop in GDP One point would already be a great thing".
3. Oppa Muchinguri, Zimbabwe Defense Minister: "The coronavirus is God's work to punish countries that have imposed sanctions on us" President Emmerson Mnangagwa had to intervene in the face of the controversy that started.
4. Andrés López Obrador, President of Mexico: "Go out to eat, continue with your normal life".
5. Andrés López Obrador, President of Mexico: "The misfortunes, the pandemics are not going to do anything to us" and he continues to hug and kiss his followers.
6. Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil: "Obviously we have a crisis right now, a small crisis. In my opinion, there is much more fantasy on the issue of the coronavirus".
7. Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil: "It's just a little flu".
8. Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil: "Are some going to die from the virus? Yes, they are going to die. Some who are deficient and others that are going to happen (...) It is going to happen, I am sorry. We cannot create that climate that is damaging to the economy ".
9. Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusian President: "There are no viruses here. You haven't seen them fly, have you?".
10. Muqtada al-Sadr, influential Iraqi Shiite cleric: The covid-19 is to blame for the "legalization of gay marriage" worldwide.