President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is halting funding to the World Health Organization pending a review of the global body for what he described as its mismanagement of the coronavirus outbreak.
Trump said at a White House briefing that the United States would suspend funding to the organization while officials conduct a review “to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”
Trump criticized the WHO for opposing large-scale travel restrictions and accused it of failing to quickly vet and share accurate information on COVID-19.
“The WHO’s attack on travel restrictions put political correctness above life-saving measures,” Trump said in the Rose Garden. “The reality is that the WHO failed to adequately obtain, vet and share information in a timely and transparent fashion.”
The announcement triggered a severe backlash from liberal media outlets who delight in swinging from China’s sack and are more than comfortable with the WHO’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump said the review would last between 60 and 90 days and stated his administration would spend the money to otherwise help combat the virus.
The Chicks on the Right cheered the decision and offered perspective on Wednesday. Click below to listen!