(NewsReady.com) – During the April 7 coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump revealed he’s at odds with the World Health Organization (WHO). He stated he might put a “very powerful hold” on funding to the international organization. The commander-in-chief accused the WHO of being China-centric and “wrong about a lot of things.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) supported Trump’s concerns.
.@realDonaldTrump is exactly right. @WHO actively participated in China’s #COVID19CoverUp – doing the *exact opposite* of what the organization was created to do: “disseminate public health information of international significance.” https://t.co/xCPSdNzkQX
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 8, 2020
The US contributes the largest amount to the WHO, donating between $100 and $400 million each year. Trump initially said the US would cut funding to it, but later said he was “going to look into” it.
WHO Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thinks Trump is politicizing the COVID-19 crisis. He told the president, “If you don’t want many more body bags you refrain from politicizing it.” The doctor then called for the US and China, along with the rest of the world, to work together and defeat COVID-19.
While the WHO director was critical of Trump, he seemed to ignore all of the ways the POTUS has effectively fought against the coronavirus. The US has even revised its expected number of deaths to 60,000, down from the original estimate of 100,000 to 200,000. That’s due, in part, to the restrictive guidelines put in place by the Trump Administration.
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