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Trump Says He’s Considering a Hold on U.S. Funding for WHO

  • President says the agency ‘blew it’ by failing to sound alarm
  • ‘They’re always on the side of China, but we fund it,’ he says
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WATCH: Trump calls the Geneva-based WHO “very China-centric."Source: Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump said he’s considering putting a “hold” on U.S. funding for the World Health Organization after the agency “blew it” by failing to sound the alarm sooner about the coronavirus.

“I’m not saying I’m going to do it, but we’re going to look at it,” the president said Tuesday at a White House briefing on the coronavirus. The European regional director for the World Health Organization cautioned against cutting resources to fight the pandemic.