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US President Donald Trump stops World Health Organization funding

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is halting funding to the World Health Organization while a review is conducted, the Swaziland News has learned through information sourced from CNN.

Trump said the review would cover the WHO\'s \"role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus.\"

Trump\'s announcement comes in the middle of the worst global pandemic in decades and as he angrily defends his own handling of the outbreak in the United States.

Amid swirling questions about whether he downplayed the crisis or ignored warnings from members of his administration about its potential severity, Trump has sought to assign blame elsewhere, including at the WHO and in the news media.

The US funds $400 million to $500 million to the WHO each year, Trump said, noting that China \"contributes roughly $40 million.\"

 

 

US President Donald Trump stops World Health Organization funding
US President Donald Trump(picture: New York Post)