'Global Citizen' Concert With Celebrities, Including Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, Raises Money for WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks to the media after the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola in Congo, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The World Health Organization says it is “deeply concerned” by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks to the media after the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola in Congo, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The World Health Organization says it is “deeply concerned” by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

President Donald Trump has been trying to hold the World Health Organization to account for their failures and water-carrying for the Chinese in response to the Wuhan coronavirus. He put their funding on hold pending a review.

The WHO falsely spread the Chinese lie on Jan. 14, that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission despite the fact that they had been informed by Taiwan that there was likely transmission and despite the fact that, at the same time, President Xi Jinping had been apprised not only was it communicable by it was of ‘epidemic’ proportions. The WHO continued to push that there was no need to restrict travel with China. Even after it became clear to the rest of the world that what China had told them was a lie, the WHO continued to praise China for their response and their transparency.

So guess what the WHO was doing last night? The WHO was part of a “Global Citizen” concert, “One World Together at Home,” put together with Lady Gaga. It was, as the NY Post, a pretty dismal event.

Among the people in attendance, albeit virtually, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, former US first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, and Taylor Swift.

Here’s Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, to tell you about how they want to break down barriers.

We agree that it should never happen again, which is why you should not be in charge of anything.

Guess what the concert did? Not just pitch platitudes about global citizenship. But raise money for the WHO. The two-hour primetime show curated by Lady Gaga raised more than $150 million for the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund, organizers said, according to the NY Post. So you basically had the WHO, which threw us under the bus for China, then using these celebrities, including Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, to help get them more money.

Needless to say, there was more than a little backlash on social media.

From the NY Post:

“Each and EVERY ‘celebrity’ involved is a traitor to humankind and an equal conspirator is covering up the @WHO and Communist China’s CRIMES against humanity,” one Twitter user wrote.

The backlash comes as President Trump has accused the WHO of pro-China bias and not acting fast enough to confront the dangerous, new virus when it emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

“Why not raise money for out of work American citizens?” another user tweeted of the spectacle. “If these celebrities really cared they wouldn’t be supporting WHO. China lied and the WHO backed them.”

Where’s the concert to raise money for American citizens who have been damaged or lost everything, because of the lies?