(Tea Party PAC) – President Trump is a man who knows exactly how to handle situations that require a firm hand, unlike the previous administration that went on apology tours and basically capitulated to whatever another country or organization wanted from him. That was quite an embarrassing time to be An American.
Fortunately, strong leadership has returned to the White House. President Trump has thrown down a very tough ultimatum for the World Health Organization, threatening to remove their funding if they don’t straighten up and stop being a puppet for China.
The WHO helped China to cover up the number of deaths and cases of coronavirus they had at the initial outset of the pandemic, causing thousands of deaths and extensive damage to the world economy.
Here’s more on this from Breitbart:
President Donald Trump delivered a blunt ultimatum to the embattled World Health Organization late Monday, warning it will permanently lose U.S. funding unless it commits to “major substantive improvements within the next 30 days.”
Trump suspended U.S. funding to the U.N. subsidiary last month, as Breitbart News reported, noting then the W.H.O. played a key role in “mismanaging and covering up” the global spread of the deadly Chinese coronavirus.
Now the president has moved beyond a funding suspension to a permanent cessation of all U.S. finance.
“They’re a puppet of China, they’re China-centric to put it nicer,” Trump said at the White House. “They gave us a lot of bad advice.”
In a letter to W.H.O. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump said he’ll reconsider the United States’ membership within the organization only after a host of improvements — predicated on it dropping ties with China — are made.
This is the letter sent to Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organization. It is self-explanatory! pic.twitter.com/pF2kzPUpDv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2020
Since China is the nation responsible for the spread of this disease, they need to be held accountable in some capacity for what they have done. Perhaps that means paying for some of the economic damage at the very least. There are plenty of different punishments the countries of the world can place on them for their actions, every single one of them well deserved.
The letter outlines the bungled response from the W.H.O. and its relationship to China during the first days of the virus’ detection in Wuhan, saying it later overly relied on Chinese statements that led to “grossly inaccurate or misleading” information about its spread.
It also accuses the W.H.O. of being “curiously insistent on praising China for its ‘transparency’” and failing to call on Beijing to allow for an independent investigation into the origins of the deadly coronavirus.
The letter mentions the W.H.O.’s call for people to avoid travel in and out of China during the 2003 SARS epidemic — issued by then-director-general Gro Harlem Brundtland — and its criticism of China during that outbreak as evidence the W.H.O. “could have done so much better” had it “followed Dr. Brundtland’s example.”
The US gives the WHO a whole lot of bread, somewhere in the ballpark of $400 to $500 million a year. Contrast that with the measly little $40 million they get from China, and well, it becomes clear relatively quickly that they’d better get on the ball and do as we’ve asked or they will be very hard hit by the loss of our funding.
Earlier in the day Trump rejected an invitation to address a virtual gathering held by the W.H.O. and instead directed Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to deliver a “blistering” reponse to its failed coronavirus strategies.
Key amongst those was the W.H.O. claim in January that “preliminary investigations” by China found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the virus in Wuhan. Further, the organization pleaded with countries to keep borders open despite labeling the massive outbreak a global emergency.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
It’s time to get both China and the WHO to own up to their part in the disaster that is the coronavirus pandemic. People need to take responsibility for their actions, even when they are wrong and screw things up. Actually, especially when they do that.
Good for Trump for standing strong.