President Donald Trump had few days ago, Suggested cutting off the funds America gives to World Health Organization, WHO.
The president went further to reveal that he came to this position
after realizing how partial the body has been to other countries except China.
True to his threats, on Tuesday Donald Trump gave an executive order to stop all fundings from America to the World Health Organization.
Trump told journalist at the White House;
“Today I Am directIng my administration to halt funding while a review is Conducted
to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging
and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.
“American taxpayers provide between $400 million and $500 million per year to the WHO
and in contrast, China contributes $40 million a year or even less.
“As the organisation’s leading sponsor,
the United States has a duty to insist on full accountability.
One of the most dangerous and costly decisions from the WHO was its disastrous decision
to oppose travel restrictions from China and other nations.
“The WHO failed in its basic duty and must be held accountable.
“Had the WHO done its job to get medical experts into China to objectively assess the situation on the ground
and to call out China’s lack of transparency,
the outbreak could have been contained at its source with very little death,”
he told reporters.
“This would have saved thousands of lives and avoided worldwide economic damage.
Instead, the WHO willingly took China’s assurances to face value…
and defended the actions of the Chinese government.
“With the current outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,
we have deep concerns whether America’s generosity has been put to the best use possible.”
At the press briefing, Donald Trump further directly accused China of covering up the threat of coronavirus,
in contrast to a tweet he sent on January 24. The tweet read;
‘China has been working very hard to contain the coronavirus.
The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency.
It will all work out well.
In particular, on behalf of the American people, I want to thank President Xi!’
Meanwhile WHO president Dr Tedros Adhanom has accused the president of ‘playing politics’ with the crisis.