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Trump Threatens to Leave WHO, Emboldening Xi in Pandemic Fight

  • Trump says health agency must show ‘independence from China’
  • Letter is released right after Xi addresses WHO’s parent body
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Watch: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says the WHO “failed at its core mission of information sharing” amid the coronavirus outbreak.(Source: APTN/Bloomberg)
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U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw altogether from the World Health Organization, a move that rattled the global fight against the pandemic and bolstered Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s position within the international body.