Washington: US President Donald Trump Thursday mentioned the World Well being Group needs to be “ashamed of” itself, as he likened it to a public relations company for China.
The Trump Administration has launched a probe into the function of the WHO on coronavirus, and has briefly suspended the US’ monetary help to it.
“I think that the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves because they are like the public relations agency for China,” Trump informed reporters within the East Room of the White Home.
The USA, he reiterated, pays the WHO virtually USD500 million a yr and China pays them USD38 million a yr. “Whether it’s a lot more, it doesn’t matter. They shouldn’t be making excuses when people make horrible mistakes, especially mistakes that are causing hundreds of thousands of people around the world to die.”
“I feel the World Well being Group needs to be ashamed of themselves, mentioned the President.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged the WHO didn’t ship and misled the world on coronavirus. “The World Well being Group merely failed to reply on this case,” he informed Scott Sands of The Scott Sands Present in an interview.
“With respect to the WHO, we know that they had one job, right? A single mission: To prevent the spread of a pandemic. We know that the leader of that organization travelled to China and then declined to declare it a pandemic until everyone in the world knew that was already true,” Pompeo informed Fox information in one other interview.
“It’s unfortunate, but this is not the first time there has been a virus go around the world from inside of China, and it’s not the first time the WHO has failed in its mission. We have an obligation to the American people to do our best to make sure that we fix that, that we prevent those things from ever happening again,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, a number of Republican lawmakers demanding a Congressional listening to alleged that the WHO parroted the Chinese language regime’s “disinformation” on a number of events, together with denying human-to-human transmission of the virus.
They alleged the WHO extended declaring COVID-19 a Public Well being Emergency of Worldwide Concern, chastised efforts to limit journey, and continued to reward China as a world chief in public well being regardless of mounting proof on the contrary.
“The WHO’s inaction and delay undoubtedly cost American lives. For these reasons, we commend the President’s decision to temporarily pause the WHO’s funding,” the lawmakers mentioned.
Congressman James Comer, Rating Member of the Subcommittee on The Setting, mentioned it could be an utter failure of the Committee to not examine the WHO’s failures to handle the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the American folks.
Congressman Glenn Grothman, Rating Member of the Subcommittee on Nationwide Safety, mentioned that like many worldwide organizations, it seems that the WHO has been “infected” by anti-Western bureaucrats.
“Had they stood up to the Chinese and their wet markets at some point in the last 10 years, I believe hundreds of thousands of people would be alive today,” he mentioned.
The WHO deserves a radical congressional investigation for its alleged mishandling of the coronavirus response, and for accepting and promulgating Communist Chinese language propaganda, mentioned Congressman Chip Roy, a Rating Member of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.