Trump Just Ended the U.S. Relationship With WHO - and Didn't Take Any Questions About It - 2020-05-29
"China has total control over the World Health Organization," President Donald Trump announced in a White House Rose Garden speech Friday. "We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engage with them directly, but they have refused to act. Because they have refused to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will today be terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs."
Trump has repeatedly sought to redirect criticism of his administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has now killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, toward China and the World Health Organization. In April, he halted funding to the World Health Organization "until its mismanagement, cover-ups, and failures can be investigated," according to a White House release.