Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding if it doesn't reform in 30 days - 2020-05-19

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F0.png Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding if it doesn't reform in 30 days May 19, 2020, Alex Ward, Vox

President Donald Trump has taken a step toward following through on his weeks-long threat to permanently cut funding to the World Health Organization unless it implements reforms that weaken China's influence.

On Monday, Trump sent a letter to WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus outlining the US's grievances about the WHO's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and warning, "If the WHO does not commit to major substantive improvements within the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freeze of United States funding to the WHO permanent and reconsider our membership."

Trump accused the organization of "repeated missteps," including not pushing China to allow international inspectors into the country as the coronavirus outbreak grew; falsely asserting in January that "Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission" of Covid-19; and early on failing to declare the coronavirus a pandemic due to pressure from Chinese authorities.

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{{cite news | first = Alex | last = Ward | title = Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding if it doesn't reform in 30 days | url = https://www.vox.com/2020/5/19/21263494/coronavirus-trump-who-china-funding-cut-letter | work = Vox | date = May 19, 2020 | accessdate = May 20, 2020 }}