by Daveda Gruber:
On Friday President Trump made an announcement that the U.S. is now terminating the relationship it previously had with the World Health Organization or “WHO” as they are referred to.
The termination came about over the inability and/or failure of WHO to enact reforms that the U.S. has concerns over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. also claims that WHO has displayed pro-China bias.
At a press conference of sorts, President Trump spoke and did not mince words when he said, “Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today be terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs.”
Trump spoke about his distaste for the manner in which China has handled trade, the coronavirus and its intrusion into Hong Kong’s freedom in the manner of government.
Hong Kong exists as a Special Administrative Region controlled by The People’s Republic of China and enjoys its own limited autonomy as defined by the Basic Law. The principle of “one country, two systems” allows for the coexistence of socialism and capitalism under “one country,” which is mainland China.
Trump went on to say, “The world is now suffering as a result of the misfeasance of the Chinese government.”
Funding of WHO was frozen this month by Trump. He threatened to make it permanent if the organization did not endorse restructuring.
The U.S. had been the top contributor to WHO in the amount of approximately $450 million a year, and China had paid approximately $50 million a year and now China has increased their contribution to WHO to $2 billion.
Concerns by the U.S. over WHO’s praise of Chinese transparency and its continuing repetition of the Chinese claims that the virus could not be spread from person-to-person, which we now know to be false.
Trump also said, “Chinese officials ignored their reporting obligations to the World Health Organization and pressured the World Health Organization to mislead the world when the virus was first discovered by Chinese authorities. Countless lives have been taken and profound economic hardship has been inflicted across the globe.”
There were no questions by the press answered after Trump spoke.
To be quite honest, the type of questions generally asked by the mainstream media are not really worth answering so why should the President waste his time with them?
He shouldn’t and didn’t.