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Trump warns WHO has to ‘clear up their act’ or US will not ‘be concerned with them’ – Information by Automobilnews.eu

Trump warns WHO has to ‘clear up their act’ or US will not ‘be concerned with them’


U.S. President Donald Trump listens throughout a gathering with restaurant executives within the State Eating Room of the White Home in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Might 18, 2020.

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President Donald Trump issued a warning Tuesday to the World Well being Group, saying the worldwide company must “clear up” its act or america will not “be concerned with them anymore.”

WHO has “to do a greater job,” Trump advised reporters throughout a White Home assembly about American farmers. “They should be rather more honest to different international locations, together with america, or we aren’t going to be concerned with them anymore. We’ll do it a separate method.”

Trump has repeatedly criticized WHO’s response to the coronavirus, which has hit the U.S. worse than some other nation on the planet, amid scrutiny of his personal administration’s response to the pandemic.

Trump threatened to completely minimize off U.S. funding of WHO, in a letter dated Monday that he shared on Twitter.

He stated that if the WHO “doesn’t decide to main substantive enhancements throughout the subsequent 30 days, I’ll make my momentary freeze of United States funding to the World Well being Group everlasting and rethink our membership within the group.”

Trump’s letter additionally repeats rising scrutiny over how the WHO dealt with data reported by China, the place the virus first emerged. The president beforehand accused the company of being “China centric.”

“The one method ahead for the World Well being Group is that if it could actually really show independence from China … I can not enable American taxpayer {dollars} to proceed to finance a corporation that, in its current state, is so clearly not serving America’s pursuits,” the letter stated.

In the meantime, WHO has defended its preliminary response to the pandemic, saying it gave world leaders sufficient time to intervene early within the outbreak.

The company declared Covid-19 a worldwide well being emergency on Jan. 30 when there have been solely 82 circumstances exterior of China and nil deaths, WHO Director-Common Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated throughout a press convention on Might 1. “Which means, the world had sufficient time to intervene.”

WHO began sounding the alarm on the outbreak of a brand new coronavirus in China, in mid-January, designating the now Covid-19 pandemic as a worldwide well being emergency on Jan. 30. On March 11, WHO officers declared the outbreak a pandemic, when there have been simply 121,000 world circumstances. 

In a press release to CNBC on Tuesday, WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier stated, “WHO acknowledges receipt of the letter from the President of america. We’re contemplating the contents of the letter.”

— CNBC’s Christine Wang contributed to this report. 

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Trump warns WHO has to ‘clear up their act’ or US will not ‘be concerned with them’ – Information by Automobilnews.eu
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