Trump threatens to withhold money from “China-centered” WHO

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President Trump said on Tuesday that his administration would withhold money from the World Health Organization, the branch of the United Nations that deals with global public health issues. Speaking of the response from W.H.O. to the new coronavirus, he said, “They could have called it months earlier. They would have known. And they should have known. And they probably knew it. So we’re going to look at this very carefully. And we’re going to suspend the money sent to the W.H.O. Later, he said his administration would only “seek to end the funding.” He called the organization “China-centric” at the briefing and on Twitter earlier today. WHO. COVID-19 declared a public health emergency on January 30 and a global pandemic on March 11.

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