Trump to Withhold Funding to World Health Organization

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This post originally appeared on PassBlue. It has been republished with permission.

Trump appears again to be retaliating against the UN, one of his favorite international targets. (Jernej Furman)

Donald Trump announced from the Rose Garden of the White House on April 14 that he was withholding funding to the World Health Organization, pending a “60 to 90 day” review of its handling of the coronavirus crisis and seeming bias toward China, where the COVID-19 outbreak originated in late December 2019.

Trump’s decision has been widely condemned, from organizations like the Global Health Council to former President Jimmy Carter.

The review, Trump said, would assess the agency’s “role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus. Everyone knows what’s going on there.”

He added that the agency has treated the U.S. “very badly,”…

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