President Donald J. Trump Is Demanding Accountability From the World Health Organization. April 15, 2020. Whitehouse Factsheet “I will never hesitate to take any necessary steps to protect the lives, health, and safety of the American people. I will always put the well-being of America first. President Donald J. Trump.”
Trump Administration Officials Warned Against Halting Funding to WHO, Leaked Memo Shows. By Yeganeh Torbati, ProPublica. 16 April 20 “A draft State Department memo says the move would “cede ground” to China and hobble the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. ”
‘An internal memorandum written by U.S. officials and addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns that cutting funding to the World Health Organization, as President Donald Trump said he would do Tuesday, would erode America’s global standing, threaten U.S. lives and hobble global efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The memo, which was prepared before Trump’s Rose Garden announcement, was written by officials within the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and includes a detailed list of how U.S. funding to the WHO helps countries in the Middle East control the pandemic. A draft version of the memo, which was labeled “Sensitive But Unclassified” and was titled “Information Memo for the Secretary,” was seen by ProPublica.’
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