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'So what'? Bolsonaro's response to coronavirus deaths riles Brazilians

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro angered many in Brazil after he answered questions about the country's death toll from Covid-19 by saying: ‘so what?'.
This week, Brazil's coronavirus death toll topped 5,000 and there are more than 73,000 confirmed cases reported. ‘So what? I mourn [the deaths], what do you want me to do? I am called Messias [reference to his surname Messias, which means Messiah in Portuguese] but I can't perform miracles,’ the president said.
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