“We have deep concerns whether America’s generosity has been put to the best use possible.”
by Brian Doherty
President Donald Trump said in a press briefing today that he intends to halt U.S. funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), explaining that “we have deep concerns whether America’s generosity has been put to the best use possible,” particularly given how it has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The reality is that the WHO failed to adequately obtain, vet, and share information in a timely and transparent fashion,” he said.
The U.S. was on the hook to contribute 22 percent of the organization’s budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, according to WHO’s own records—around $236 million. (For the same period, China contributed around $129 million.)