The United States President, Donald trump, today proclaimed US decision to cut ties with Word Health Organization.
Announcing this while speaking to reporters at a press conference today, the President stressed that this decision was propelled by the organization’s reluctance to adhere to his (Trump) laid down guidelines and required reforms. Relationship between the US President and the Health body had turned sour when on the 8th of May, 2020, Trump in an open letter, accused the World Health Organization of complicity in its handling of the COVID-19 when it was first discovered in China.
BREAKING: President Trump announces that US is “terminating” its relationship with the World Health Organization. pic.twitter.com/sKjgVI1dV5— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 29, 2020
“Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs,” Donald Trump said.
Trump, in his address, went further to blame China for deliberately covering up fact about the Corona Virus which he tagged the “Wuhan Virus”. He stated he will also suspend entry of certain foreign nationals from China who have been identified as potential risks.
The conference however is coming as protests continues to rock several places in the United States over the death of George Floyd who died in the hands of police during a forceful arrest.