After months of watching the World Health Organization (WHO) kowtow to the Chinese Communist Party as they attempted to cover-up their lack of action in reporting and containing the coronavirus, President Trump said enough is enough. Tuesday, the president and his administration officially began the process to end the United States’ relationship with the WHO.
The move follows an explosive report from the Washington Free Beacon, highlighting yet another scandal involving the WHO – who this time, retracted its claim that China self-reported the existence of the coronavirus within its borders in late 2019.
The United States’ withdrawal from the WHO has been a long time coming as the organization finds itself under increased scrutiny and criticism. The WHO, which has received funding from China and its territories as China’s influence in the global sphere grew over the last 20 years, repeatedly delayed and misinformed the world about the truth behind the coronavirus – even going so far as to say the United States’ travel restrictions to the country were unnecessary.
Additionally, the WHO has a long history of defending China, as countries like Taiwan have accused the organization of ignoring its warnings about the coronavirus due to the ongoing conflicts between the two nations. The WHO also deflected criticisms regarding its decision to remove warnings from traditional herbal remedies for the coronavirus in China.
Bottom Line: In yet another display of true leadership in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump is reminding the world that nothing – not even the WHO – will stop him from putting Americans first.