Trump slams health body as ‘China-centric’ and inept, may suspend funding
President Trump slammed the World Health Organization (WHO) for its “China-centric” views Tuesday, adding that the global health agency’s projections and pronouncements about the coronavirus pandemic has been routinely wrong.
In an interview with Fox News’ “Hannity,” Trump said that the WHO had “strongly recommended” against America restricting travel from China, one of their earliest flawed pronouncements.
“The World Health [Organization] — very China-centric as I say — basically everything was very positive for China,” Trump told host Sean Hannity. “Don’t close your borders, they strongly recommended … That would’ve been a disaster, that would’ve been a total disaster.
“And literally, they called every shot wrong,” the president added. “They didn’t want to say where [coronavirus] came from. For many years, we’ve been funding the World Health Organization.”
The president noted that while the U.S. financial contribution to the WHO dwarfs that of China, the United Nations entity seems to be very concerned about its relationship with Beijing..
“We’re going to look at it now because I think every step that they made, everything that they said was wrong and always in favor of China,” he said. “And ‘keep it open, don’t close the borders’. I didn’t listen to them, and I did what I wanted to do, and it was a good move.