President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, April 14, that his administration will suspend U.S. funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), saying its mismanagement and coverup of the CCP Virus, coronavirus, has caused “so much death.”
“Today, I’m instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” the president said at a daily White House press briefing on the virus pandemic.
President Trump said, “One of the most dangerous and costly decisions from the WHO was its disastrous decision to oppose travel restrictions from China and other nations” that he imposed early on in the outbreak.
“Fortunately, I was not convinced and suspended travel from China saving untold numbers of lives,” the president said.
President Trump said his administration will conduct a 60-to-90-day thorough investigation into the “China-centric” WHO.
“So much death has been caused by their mistakes,” he said in the Rose Garden.
The United States is the WHO’s largest single donor. During the briefing, President Trump said that American taxpayers provide between $400 million to $500 million each year to the WHO, while China offers only about $40 million.
“We have deep concerns over whether America’s generosity has been put to the best use possible,” the president said.
President Trump added that the WHO “must be held accountable” by ignoring “credible information” in December 2019 that the CCP Virus could be transmitted from human to human.
The CCP Virus, which first emerged in Wuhan city of China, has infected more than 600,000 people in the United States and killed more than 26,000 people as of Tuesday night, according to data from Worldometer website. Globally, the number of cases rose to roughly 2 million with nearly 127,000 deaths.