Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is unvaccinated, but somehow got a pass to attend a United Nations meeting, but NYC restaurants literally kicked him to the curb.
Bolsonaro, a staunch anti-vaxxer, and several of his cabinet members were relegated to chowing down pizza on a sidewalk Sunday night, because NYC is one of the few cities that’s not allowing anyone — world leader or not — inside restaurants without proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
It was Bolsonaro’s first night on the town ahead of Tuesday’s address to the UN General Assembly … where he was the first world leader to speak.
Yes, the COVID-19 skeptic who still ignorantly believes the virus is nothing more than a “little flu” wore a mask inside the UN’s NYC headquarters … but he also broke the UN “honor system.”
The U.N.’s General Assembly president, Abdulla Shahid, had previously sent a memo to its 193-member states stating that its COVID-19 vaccination honor system would continue to be in effect for presidents, prime ministers and diplomats attending the meeting … meaning the UN was NOT going to require proof of vaccination.
Nevertheless, many world leaders elected to stay away and instead sent a video message. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio also warned Bolsonaro not to bother coming to the Big Apple if he wasn’t vaccinated.
Bolsonaro clearly defied de Blasio, but get this … British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday asked Bolsonaro during a briefing if he’s vaccinated … to which the prez replied by laughing and saying, “No. Not yet.”
Bolsonaro, who recovered from COVID last year, also appeared to turn down Johnson’s offer to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. ¯_(ツ)_/¯