US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he will suspend the U.S. contribution to the World Health Organization (WHO), speaking out against how it handled the coronavirus pandemic.
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"We will suspend the payment of the sums intended for the WHO"
"We will suspend payments to WHO," said Donald Trump, without further details, in his daily press briefing. The Republican billionaire wrote a particularly virulent tweet against the organization on Tuesday morning. "WHO has really crashed," he wrote.
The WHO really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2020
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"Strangely, they are largely funded by the United States and yet very focused on China. We are going to take a closer look at the matter," he added.