WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday introduced he’s suspending america’ relationship with the World Health Organization — accusing the worldwide physique of overlaying up the coronavirus disaster with China.
At a press convention within the White Home’s Rose Backyard, Trump accused the United Nations group of being below the management of the Communist nation and mentioned it failed to supply transparency over the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“China has complete management over the World Health Organization,” Trump mentioned, noting that the US contributed $450 million to the WHO every year in comparison with China’s $40 million.
“We now have detailed reforms that it should make and engaged with them straight, however they’ve refused to behave,” he continued.
“As a result of they’ve didn’t make the requested and drastically wanted reforms, we are going to at present be terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting these funds to different worldwide and deserving pressing international public well being wants.”
The president final month introduced he was briefly suspending US funds to the WHO pending a evaluation, accusing it of “severely mismanaging and overlaying up the unfold of the coronavirus.”
The US is by far the most important contributor to the general public well being physique, with WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saying the choice would impression weak folks world wide.
“We remorse the choice of the President of america to order a maintain in funding to the WHO,” Tedros mentioned.
“With the help of the folks and authorities of the US, WHO works to enhance the well being of lots of the world’s poorest and most weak folks.”
Trump additionally blasted China for “ripping off” america and blamed earlier presidents for letting it occur.
“China raided our factories, off-shored our jobs, gutted our industries, stole our mental property and violated their commitments below the World Commerce Organization.”