Trump also said that Chinese authorities would pressure WHO to mislead the rest of the world when the virus was first discovered. He added that the United States is paying $ 450 million to WHO, while China is paying $ 40 million, and that that money will now be “redirected”, without giving further details. The United States is the country that contributes most to financially support WHO. The suspension of funding could substantially weaken the organization.
Trump’s accusations against the WHO have been going on for some time: as early as April he said that the funding would be suspended, even though when he was explicitly asked to do so he replied that he would not.
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