President Trump just officially pulled America out of the World Health Organization after accusing that international body of being corrupted by China.
“Chinese officials ignored their reporting obligations to the World Health Organization and pressured the World Health Organization to mislead the world when the virus was first discovered by Chinese authorities,” Trump said when he announced we would be leaving last month.
“Countless lives have been taken and profound economic hardship has been inflicted all around the globe.”
“Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving, urgent global public health needs,” Trump said.
Look, there is no doubt the WHO leaders were in bed with China and that caused a slower international response to the crisis.
Trump pointed out that we give the organization the most money while China gives a pittance yet they control the organization.
China is clever and they give tons of money to poor countries with leadership positions in the WHO and in that way they exert their control.
We are not out right now – Trump gave Congress a one year notice.
Sen. Robert Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said:
“Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the @WHOin the midst of a pandemic. To call Trump’s response to COVID chaotic & incoherent doesn’t do it justice. This won’t protect American lives or interests—it leaves Americans sick & America alone.”
Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the @WHO in the midst of a pandemic.
To call Trump’s response to COVID chaotic & incoherent doesn't do it justice. This won't protect American lives or interests—it leaves Americans sick & America alone.
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) July 7, 2020