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Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Pelosi leads outcry over Trump’s ‘senseless’ cut-off of WHO funding amid coronavirus crisis

In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington.
In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington.(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Nancy Pelosi joined a chorus of outrage Wednesday over President Trump’s “senseless” move to cut off funding to the World Health Organization in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.
The House Speaker called the decision unthinkable as the world battles a raging pandemic that has infected two million people worldwide and counting.
"This decision is dangerous, illegal and will be swiftly challenged,” Pelosi said.
The head of the American Medical Association also blasted the move, which came as Trump seeks to point fingers at others for the slow response to the catastrophe.
Trump’s own Centers for Disease Control expert insisted the group would continue its “partnership” with WHO despite the presidential edict.
Worldwide, Trump’s move earned near universal condemnation from geopolitical allies and rivals alike.
Germany’s foreign minister, Heiko Maas, pushed back at Trump’s announcement.
“Placing blame doesn’t help,” he wrote on Twitter.
Trump blames WHO for whitewashing China’s failure to quickly warn the world about the dangers of coronavirus after it first surfaced in Wuhan late last year.

White House spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway lashed out at the United Nations-allied group, saying it should have had a plan in place to respond quickly to a pandemic.

“This is COVID-19, not COVID-1 folks,” Conway said.
Critics agree that WHO made major missteps. But they point out that Trump himself heaped praise on China and its leader Xi Jinping for its cooperation in the early days of the pandemic, when he was focused on downplaying the risks to the U.S.

1 comment:

  1. Pull your head in Pelosi, you are not the President not the Commander.
    The WHO is a corrupt organisation with only ASSUMED AUTHORITY, they are not voted in or not by any peoples. They lie, they actively participated in the spreading of POLIO in India via the Gates foundation that pushed there vaccines that cripled over 500,000 childern killed countless and spread POLIO via the vaccine. Good on TRUMP. Pull your head in PELOSI you are a corrupt witch.

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