US President Donald Trump announced today that the United States will be severing its longstanding relationship with the World Health Organization.
Following the organization’s questionable handling of the coronavirus pandemic and its collusion with the Chinese Communist Party, President Trump today announced that the United States will no longer be a part of the WHO and will be withdrawing its $450 million in annual funding, to be redirected to other organizations that can better address global healthcare needs without Chinese interference.
Trump had previously announced a freezing of funds to the WHO in April and urged the organization to address the concerns of the United States and reform accordingly. The organization, he says, refused to do so, and that it had “failed in its basic duty” in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 18, the President sent an open letter to WHO Director Tedros Ghebreyesus calling on the organization to institute strict reforms. Failure to do so would result in a permanent suspension of funds.
“China has total control over the World Health Organization,” said Trump in a White House briefing today. “Despite only paying $40 million per year, compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million per year.”
“We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engaged with them directly,” continued the President. “But they have refused to act. Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs."
The President also addressed China’s takeover of Hong Kong and detailed how it had lost its autonomy—and in doing so, the city-state lost its special trading privileges with the United States.
“China broke their word to the world on ensuring the autonomy of Hong Kong,” he said. "The Chinese government has continually violated its promises to us and so many other nations."
Will Canada and other nations follow suit?
We started a petition calling on Western nations to defund the WHO, and you can add your name at WHOwantsOut.com.