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    Trump Administration Withdraws U.S. from WHO

    Trump Administration Withdraws U.S. from WHO

    White House accuses the UN agency of mishandling and covering up the Chinese virus outbreak.

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    President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United Stated from the United Nations-led World Health Organisation (WHO). The notification terminating U.S. involvement in the UN agency went out on Monday.

    The Trump administration had halted funding for the UN health body in April on the grounds of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”

    The White House decision comes after a series of allegations accusing WHO of hiding China’s guilt in the coronavirus outbreak. The agency has faced accusations of acting as Beijing’s tool in its global misinformation campaign surrounding the Wuhan pandemic.

    “China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying which is approximately $450 million a year,” President Trump said in May.

    Associated Press reported the U.S. government’s decision:

    The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change. (…)

    The withdrawal notification makes good on President Donald Trump’s vow in late May to terminate U.S. participation in the WHO, which he has harshly criticized for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and accused of bowing to Chinese influence.

    The move was immediately assailed by health officials and critics of the administration, including numerous Democrats who said it would cost the U.S. influence in the global arena. (…)

    The withdrawal notice was sent to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday and will take effect in a year, on July 6, 2021, the State Department and the United Nations said on Tuesday.

    The State Department said the U.S. would continue to seek reform of the WHO, but referred to Trump’s June 15 response when asked if the administration might change its mind. “I’m not reconsidering, unless they get their act together, and I’m not sure they can at this point,” Trump said.

    On May 19, President Trump wrote a letter to the WHO chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, blasting him and his organization for serving China’s interests.

    “I cannot allow American taxpayer dollars to continue to finance an organization that, in its present state, is so clearly not serving America’s interests,” he wrote in that letter dated May 19.

    The mainstream media, which has been critical of the U.S. president at every step since the outbreak began, has been silent on Terdos’s controversial past or his questionable links to Communist China. He is the first director-general of the UN health agency with no formal medical education.

    Tedros began his political career with Ethiopia’s genocidal Derg Marxist regime in the mid-1980s and was hand-picked by Beijing in 2017 to head the WHO.

    “Chinese diplomats had campaigned hard for the Ethiopian, using Beijing’s financial clout and opaque aid budget to build support for him among developing countries.’ Britsh newspaper The Times reported in October 2017.

    China has been instrumental in propping up Tedros for several years.

    “UN records also show that Chinese contributions to both Ethiopia’s aid budget and the WHO have substantially increased during times when he was in top leadership positions,” UK’s Daily Mail revealed in April.

    With coronavirus deaths crossing half a million, the world needs to make Tedros-run WHO accountable.

    The agency “pandered to the Chinese by-line and gave the world some deadly advice,” Australia’s Spectator magazine noted in April. “We need to pull funding from WHO until further notice as we are funding a propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party,” the weekly added.

    With Washington moving to pull out, WHO will lose its biggest donor. The agency received close to $3.5 billion in U.S. taxpayer money since 2010, the congressional data shows.

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    alaskabob | July 8, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    The “united” in the United Nations are essentially only those countries with despot and totalitarian regimes. For so long the US has tried to support the vision of a United Nations underwriting it at our expense in so many ways. China has gotten its money’s worth .


     
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    gonzotx | July 8, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Good, now do away with the UN


     
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    JusticeDelivered | July 8, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Now, we should start publicising all of WHO’s blunders.

    What other fat can be trimmed off the UN?

    How about cutting aid to all the shit hole countries?


       
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      amwick in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 8, 2020 at 1:53 pm

      Blunders? That seems a polite way of saying corruption, cover ups, mismanagement, or all of them combined.

      We are now fighting the deep state, they are an example of the deep planet.


     
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    stevewhitemd | July 8, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    As I go through other social media (I wear all required PPE and am up to date on all vaccinations) there are plenty of people who think this is bad — usually because “orange man bad” or “reasons”, but there are some who just don’t understand the issue. As we certainly won’t see the MSM outlining the many problems of the WHO, I think Mr. Trump needs to be even more assertive in doing so. He’s right on this one but there are plenty of good people who don’t understand the issue.


       
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      hopeful in reply to stevewhitemd. | July 8, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      seem to be plenty of good people who don’t understand any issue, just genuflect to the media. Some in my family


       
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      Milhouse in reply to stevewhitemd. | July 8, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      Oh, I can see the arguments for why this is bad. After all, if we stop spending money on health, then it stands to reason that health will suffer, and people will get sick. And if we stop spending money on world health, then the whole world will get sick, and it will be our fault. Or something.


     
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    MAJack | July 8, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    China has plenty of money (from the USA), let them fund their puppet exclusively.


       
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      OH Deplorable in reply to MAJack. | July 9, 2020 at 9:12 am

      China has money from all over the world. With all of their wealth, do you ever see China offering aid to impoverished countries? When was the last time they stepped up to offer humanitarian aid to any place that was in dire need? That answer is real simple, NEVER. They take and they take, but never once have they reciprocated.


         
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        Lucifer Morningstar in reply to OH Deplorable. | July 9, 2020 at 2:50 pm

        They never have given out humanitarian aid. But boy are they willing to loan countries money, money and more money for worthless projects until they spring the debt trap diplomacy trap and the countries that took those oh so reasonable loans for billions find themselves no longer sovereign nations but thoroughly beholden to the CCP government and their dictates.


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