Presenter confirmed that he is thinking about running, but emphasized that he will only leave TV as a last resort.
the journalist José Luiz Datena denied this Thursday, the 14th, that he will leave the Band to run for president of the republic. “It’s been circulating that I’m leaving TV Bandeirantes to compete in the election. Viralized it there. this plague of fake news it has to end. There are a lot of people who don’t want to see me here [apresentando] so I don’t play the cassette around the world”, declared the presenter on the radio program “Manhã Bandeirantes”. “It’s a lie that I’m leaving the Band to run in the elections, because if I have to leave television to run, it will only be as a last resort and I would leave television close to the elections like any other Brazilian worker.”
The anchor of the “Brazil Urgent” confirmed that he is thinking of pursuing a political career and said that in addition to the presidency, he is also considering running for governor and senator. The presenter also explained that he will only run for public office if the Brazil Union, a party that will emerge from the merger of the DEM with the PSL, vingar. “I only have an interest in getting into politics, which is the public interest. I don’t need to show up anymore, to earn money I’ve already won and I’ve already lost a lot. I don’t care about money”, he emphasized. Band’s press office informed the Young pan that the station will not comment on the matter.
On the radio show, Datena also revealed that he has been approached by other stations that like his work as a journalist, but he made it clear that he intends to continue with the Band. In 2011, the presenter even left the current station he works for and signed a contract with the Record, but his passage through the Edir Macedo channel was very short. The journalist did not adapt to Record’s rules and, feeling that he did not have the freedom he had at Band, he decided to terminate his contract and return to work at his old network.