US President Trump announced at the White House press conference on the 29th that the United States will withdraw from the World Health Organization on the grounds that WHO failed to complete the reforms requested by the United States.
Trump said at a press conference in the White House: “We will end our relationship with the World Health Organization today and transfer these funds to other parts of the world to meet the global emergency public health needs.”
Last week, Trump said in a letter to WHO ’s Director General Tan Desai that if the organization fails to make substantial improvements within 30 days, the United States will permanently cut off funding to WHO and reconsider Membership of the organization.
In recent months, the Trump administration has criticized the WHO ’s response to the new coronavirus pandemic, accusing the organization of being centered on China and failing to send early warnings to countries around the world. At present, the United States is one of the countries most affected by the new coronavirus.
The New York Times commented that Trump ’s statement was a major upgrade in the practice of blaming the spread of the new crown virus on China and WHO to divert people from their ineffective response to the crisis and the deaths of more than 100,000 people in the United States Blame.