By Franca Joseph, For Agenda Watchdog, April 15, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he was freezing all funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), blaming it for accelerating the coronavirus pandemic by opposing travel bans from China, which Trump supported.
‘Today I’m instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging the spread of the coronavirus,’ Trump announced in the White House Rose Garden.
Trump said WHO’s ‘attack on travel restrictions put political correctness above life-saving measures.’
The US is the largest single contributor to the WHO, paying in some $893million between 2018 and 2019 which made up around 15 per cent of the agency’s total budget during that period.