US President Donald Trump Calls WHO “China’s Puppet”; Threatens To Pull Funding

US President Donald Trump lashed out at the WHO for being China-centric and mishandling the COVID-19 situation, threatening to cut down US funding.

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China and the US have been engaged in a blame game after the Coronavirus outbreak. The US has made several allegations against China and the World Health Organization (WHO) for improper functioning and repetitive lapses. Recently, after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the World Health Assembly, US President Donald Trump lashed out at China and the WHO. The US president accused the World Health Organisation of being China’s puppet.

According to Trump, the WHO has done a sad job handling the COVID-19 situation. Furthermore, he asserted during a press conference that the World Health Organisation is China-centric even though the US is one of the highest contributors towards the WHO at $450 million annually to China’s $38 million. Finally, he declared that if such lapses continue in future, US contribution to the WHO will soon come down to $40 million.

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