Canada Trump threatens to suspend US contribution to WHO

02:25  08 april  2020
02:25  08 april  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to suspend US contribution to the World Organization Health (WHO), denouncing its management of the coronavirus pandemic and an attitude in its eyes too favorable in Beijing.

"We will suspend (the payment) of funds intended for the WHO", declared the president of the United States during his daily press briefing from the White House.

A few minutes later, however, he backed off in some confusion, saying that he only wanted to explore this possibility.

"I'm not saying I'm going to do it, but we're going to look into it," he said, contradicting his initial statement.

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President Trump announced on Wednesday night that he was taking action to stem the spread of the coronavirus by suspending most travel from Europe to the United States for 30 days, beginning on Friday. The aide, who was not identified, had been in isolation since beginning to show symptoms.

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Object of presidential frustration with this UN agency headquartered in Geneva? His attitude towards Beijing.

"Everything seems very favorable to China, it is not acceptable," he said.

"They receive huge sums from the United States," he insisted. "They criticized the closing of the borders (to people from China) when I announced it, and they were wrong," he added.

"They were wrong on a lot of things," he insisted, without giving further details.

The republican billionaire had already written Tuesday morning a particularly virulent tweet against the organization.

"WHO has really crashed," he wrote.

"Strangely, they are largely funded by the United States and yet very focused on China. We will look closely at the matter," he added.

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