US President Donald Trump speaks through the each day briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, within the Rose Backyard of the White Home on April 14, 2020, in Washington, DC.
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United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday introduced the suspension of US funding to the World Well being Group as a result of he mentioned it had lined up the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak in China earlier than it unfold around the globe.
Trump advised a press convention he was instructing his administration to halt funding whereas “a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”
Based on Trump, the WHO prevented transparency over the outbreak and america — the UN physique’s largest funder which offered $400 million final yr — will now “discuss what to do with all that money that goes to the WHO.”
“With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have deep concerns whether America’s generosity has been put to the best use possible.”