President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
You knew this was coming. Corrupt organizations gotta stick together and the WHO is a subsidiary of the UN, which probably explains why it operates just as terribly.
The UN’s Secretary-General sent an angry letter last night to voice his displeasure with the President’s move to cut funding from the WHO, an organization that has allowed itself to become a mouthpiece for China’s lies and obfuscations during the Wuhan virus pandemic.
Here’s a refresher on Trump’s announcement.
President Trump explains why he is halting funding to the @WHO:
-They failed to obtain & share accurate information
-Failed to investigate credible reports of human-to-human transmission and parroted CCP Propaganda instead
-They were silent on the disappearance of Whistleblowers pic.twitter.com/MToSDQbcRn
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 14, 2020
And here’s the letter from the UN.
The UN Secretary General is not happy with Trump’s decision to halt funds to the World Health Organization. pic.twitter.com/nsqZGtu7pF
— Nahal Toosi (@nahaltoosi) April 15, 2020
If you read the letter, it’s more “now is not the time” bloviating that ignores that it’s also the right time to stop sending taxpayer money to corrupt organizations that actually worked against the public health. Just this morning, it was revealed that President Xi was briefed on the possibility of human-to-human transmission in mid-January. On that very same day, the WHO put out a tweet denying there was any evidence of such. If you believe that’s a coincidence, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.
Point being, the WHO wasn’t just incompetent. There’s growing evidence it was directly involved in spreading Chinese misinformation in order to cover up the spread. Perhaps at that time, they all believed they could contain it. Obviously, that didn’t happen and we’ve all paid the price. Further, if other countries would like to step up and fund the WHO at a higher level, they are welcome to do so. The days of the U.S. being a trust fund for spoiled, corrupt global institutions are over, at least as long as Trump remains in office.
Meanwhile, the U.S. media are doing what they always do, which is side with corrupt foreign tyrants. Instead of admitting that Trump actually has just cause here, they are defending China and claiming the WHO is a scapegoat. Americans should remember that when there comes another time to choose who to trust in the future.