Donald Trump announced Tuesday that his Administration will suspend US contributions. to the World Health Organization (WHO), which he accused of having mismanaged the coronavirus crisis. According to the US president, the international organization under the UN umbrella “was wrong” about the epidemic and should have warned of its severity “months before.” “They should have known and they probably knew it,” he accused.
Trump has been accused of a belated and lukewarm reaction to the epidemic, which he initially despised “like the flu” and said he “would be leaving in April.” At the end of the month, with the epidemic in full expansion in the US, he assured that the country would be “on the move” and “with the churches up” at Easter, this coming Sunday.
USA It is the country with the most cases in the world, with nearly 400,000 infections and more than 12,000 deaths.
Trump has also accused China of lack of information and of hiding data, and yesterday assured that the WHO is “Chinese-centric”. USA It is by far the largest funder of the WHO, with a contribution in the last financial year of almost $ 58 million. “We are going to put the money we spend on WHO on hold, a very strong suspension,” Trump said without elaborating. .