President Donald Trump said Tuesday, April 7, that he will review the U.S. funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) over its handling of the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic and its ties with China.

“The WHO really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look,” the president tweeted. “Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?”

The United States has been the largest supporter of the WHO. For the 2016-2017 period, Americans contributed over $945.6 million to the WHO, making up of over 76% of voluntary funding, according to the WHO

“WHO is proud to partner with the United States of America, as the number one donor for the 2016-2017 program budget and for many previous years,” the WHO’s website stated. 

In 2019, the U.S. contributions to WHO exceeded $400 million, almost double the second largest member state contribution. China contributed only $44 million, according to the Department of State.

The WHO has come under fire for its ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been accused worldwide of helping the Chinese Communist Party coverup its mishandling of the outbreak that originated in Wuhan and downplaying the seriousness of the virus that has since turned into a global pandemic.

“The WHO owes an explanation to the world of why they took China’s word for it. So much suffering has been caused by the mishandling of information and lack of accountability by the Chinese,” former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley wrote in a tweet.

On Tuesday, Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) along with more than 20 other House Republican co-sponsors, introduced a resolution in the House, calling for the United States to defund the WHO until Ghebreyesus resigns and an international commission to investigate the organization is established.

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