Joao Soares made the comment in response to a critical editorial in the Publico newspaper that claimed his appointment was ‘inexplicable’

Portugal’s culture minister resigned on Friday after triggering a social media storm by threatening to give two journalists a “good slap” on his Facebook page.

Joao Soares, the son of a former Portuguese president, made the comments about journalists Augusto Seabra et Vasco Pulido Valente after he was criticised in a stinging editorial in the Publico newspaper.

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