15:54 GMT26 January 2021
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    While some netizens went on to praise the Brazilian head of state, there were also those who called him out on his handling of the coronavirus crisis in the country.

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ended up eliciting a somewhat mixed response online as he shared the details of a particular stunt he pulled on 1 January.

    A video tweeted by Bolsonaro shows him leaping from a boat into the water near a beach in Sao Paolo and interacting with other people taking a dip in the sea.

    "On the beach with the people, January 1st", the tweet's caption said.

    ​Yet, while a number of netizens used this opportunity to praise Bolsonaro...

    ​"God protect you president"
    ​"President BOLSONARO is in physical and mental shape! There are 2 years of government without corruption, all of this is new to Brazilians".

    ​...there were also those who subjected him to criticism instead, some apparently calling him out over his handling of the coronavirus crisis in the country.

    "And when will you honor the families of the 200,000 Brazilians killed by Covid?"
    ​"Congratulations on respecting the 190 thousand dead"
    ​"Genocidal bastard. 200 thousand deaths in your hand"

    ​And there were also those who joked about how this entire spectacle looked.

    "I've never seen so many manatees like that, especially in the sea"
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