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Politics Pelosi calls Trump's decision to withdraw US from WHO 'an act of extraordinary senselessness'

05:05  30 may  2020
05:05  30 may  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) panned President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO), calling the move "senseless."

a close up of Nancy Pelosi wearing a black shirt: Pelosi calls Trump's decision to withdraw US from WHO 'an act of extraordinary senselessness' © Greg Nash Pelosi calls Trump's decision to withdraw US from WHO 'an act of extraordinary senselessness'

"The President's withdrawal from @WHO as it leads the fight against COVID-19 is an act of extraordinary senselessness. Again and again, he blames others and refuses to take responsibility. Only with a coordinated global response will we defeat this virus," Pelosi tweeted.

The remark came after Trump announced that the U.S. is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) over its response to the novel coronavirus.

Trump and several Republicans have accused the international health organization of being too trusting of data on the coronavirus from China, and the president said he would "redirect" funds promised to the WHO to assist other global health needs.

"We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engaged with them directly, but they have refused to act," Trump said.

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US President Donald Trump has said he is going to halt funding to the World Health Organization ( WHO ) because it has He has sought to deflect persistent criticism that he acted too slowly to stop the virus' s spread by pointing to his decision in late January to place restrictions on travel from China.

Friday's announcement followed a decision in mid-April to suspend funding to the WHO, pending a review of the organization's handling of the coronavirus.

The United States contributes about $400 million annually to the WHO and is the body's largest contributor. Public health experts have warned that a suspension of funds would severely damage the organization.

"This senseless action will have significant, harmful repercussions now and far beyond this perilous moment, particularly as the WHO is leading worldwide vaccine development and drug trials to combat the pandemic," The American Medical Association said in a statement.

"COVID-19 affects us all and does not respect borders; defeating it requires the entire world working together."

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