Trump threatens to permanently end WHO funding

President Trump has warned World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that the U.S. might permanently cut off funding to the organization due to its “repeated missteps” in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a copy of a letter Trump posted in a tweet Monday night.

Trump said the organization would have to “commit to substantive improvements within the next 30 days” or lose U.S. funding, which Trump already has suspended pending a review.


Trump said the review found that the WHO “consistently ignored” the severity of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, and made “grossly inaccurate or misleading” claims about the public health threat.

Trump said unless the WHO makes improvements the U.S. also will “reconsider our membership in the organization.”

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