Jair Bolsonaro uses bodyboard as microphone table in press conference

November 2, 2018 | Bodyboarding
Jair Bolsonaro: the president-elect of Brazil used a bodyboard as a microphone table

Jair Bolsonaro used a bodyboard as a table for microphones during the first press conference since he was elected president of Brazil.

The new president-elect transformed a blue and green, reversed rocker Tribord boogie board into a pulpit for his first meeting with some members of the press.

However, Bolsonaro and his team did not allow the presence of the leading national media outlets O Globo, Valor, Folha and Estado de S.Paulo.

The apparently impromptu moment was widely commented on social media by his Brazilian supporters and critics. Check out the most enthusiastic comments:

"A board used in water sports. It's President's Morey Boogie. Amazing!"

"A press conference on a bodyboard is not for all presidents. Only my captain!"

"The press conference was held in his backyard, and the microphones were on a bodyboard. This is the president that Brazil needs."

"It is the first president in the world that holds a press conference on top of a bodyboard."

"Let's surf the wave of order, progress, and discipline. Let's take our boards and go for it."

Tribord 100l: Jair Bolsonaro's bodyboard | Photo: Decathlon

"This surfboard reminds me of the pulpit of the Bola de Neve Church! This one represents me!"

"He is surfing the tears of the leftists."

"Brazil is going to surf Myth's wave."

"Politically correct? No! A Table? He does it on a board!"

"My son told me: 'Dad, that is my bodyboard!"

On October 27, 2018, Brazilians decided to elect Jair Messias Bolsonaro, a far-right congressman, as the new president of Brazil.

Bolsonaro beat his opponent, Fernando Haddad of the left-wing Workers' Party, with 55 percent of the vote. The former army captain will rule Brazil for the next four years.

Bolsonar, who was stabbed in the stomach during the presidential campaign, is one of the most controversial political personalities in Brazil.

He opposes the rights of LGBT minorities and women, same-sex marriage, abortion, immigration, supports the former military dictatorship that rules Brazil between 1964 and 1985, birth control for low-income families, and the liberalization of gun access.

Brazil is the fourth largest democracy in the world. The Brazilian president is often considered the most powerful and influent individual in Latin America.

Jair Bolsonaro will take office on January 1, 2019.

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