On Tuesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter blasting the World Health Organization, calling the U.N. organisation “very China-centric” and threatening to cut their funding.
The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2020
In late January, President Trump closed U.S. borders to foreign nationals who had recently been in China.
The border closure was in direct contradiction to the widely publicized WHO recommendation that
Travel bans to affected areas or denial of entry to passengers coming from affected areas are usually not effective in preventing the importation”.
Democrats and their leftwing counterparts around the world condemned the Presidents border policy at the time as “xenophobic and racist”.
China allowed 5 million nationals to travel to the U.S. from the epicentre during the breakout of the Wuhan Virus.
The U.S. is by far the highest funder of the World Health Organization paying over $400 million per year to the organisation.