President Trump recently took strong action to pull American funding from the World Health Organization. Instead of having American taxpayers fund an organization that covers up for China and slam the U.S., Trump continued his America first policy by sending a message to the WHO.
President Trump had good reason to yank funding for the World Health Organization. Below is a timeline of their failures that brewed corruption and put American lives in jeopardy.
On January 5th, 2020 the World Health Organization issued a report on a “pneumonia of unknown cause.” The sickness was found in Wuhan, China. In their January 5th report, the WHO advised against travel restrictions to China.
On January 14th, 2020 the World Health Organization infamously repeated a report from Chinese authorities, tweeting, “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China.”
On January 28th, 2020 the World Health Organization president Tedros Adhanom praised China’s leader, Xi Jinping, and his country for how they had been handling the situation. “We appreciate the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak, especially the commitment from top leadership, and the transparency they have demonstrated…”.
On February 4th, 2020 the WHO President Adhanom issued a statement strongly condemning travel bans. “We reiterate our call to all countries not to impose restrictions that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade. Such restrictions can have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.”
After President Trump took many well deserved shots at the WHO for many weeks, he floated the idea of pulling U.S. funding for the organization. President Adhanom of the WHO fired back on April 8th, claiming that if America should not do so: “if you want to have many more body bags, then you do it,” he said
And on Tuesday, April 14th, President Trump decided that America had enough with all the lies and misbehavior committed by the leadership of the World Health Organization by removing American funding to the organization. They were consistently wrong, and even went out of their way to criticize helpful steps, like travel bans, just in an effort to appease China.