‘It’s like a puppet for China’
United News of India
Washington, May 8: President Donald Trump on Friday said he would soon announce his final decision concerning US funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) after earlier vowing to hold the agency accountable for the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
“The World Health Organization, you know, we pay them almost $500 million a year. I am going to be making an announcement on that soon, because they are like a puppet for China,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News. “So, I am going to make a decision very soon.”
In April, Trump announced that the United States would suspend funding to the WHO, accusing the organization of botching the COVID-19 outbreak response.
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, more than 3.8 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, and nearly 270,000 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
More than 1,250,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the United States.