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Trump Says U.S. Will End Ties With WHO Over China’s Influence

  • President previously halted funding and called for reform
  • Trump says WHO helped China conceal extent of virus threat
Donald Trump listens during a briefing in Washington, D.C., on May 28, 2020. 

Donald Trump listens during a briefing in Washington, D.C., on May 28, 2020. 

Photographer: Doug Mills /The New York Times/Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump said the U.S. will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization, which he has accused of being too deferential to China and of failing to provide accurate information about the spread of the coronavirus.

“We have detailed reforms that they must make and engage with them directly, but they have refused to act,” Trump said Friday at the White House. “We will be today terminating our relationship with the WHO.”