Donald Trump would rather not make such a drastic break in the international community.
But the protection of America stands above all else.
Donald Trump gave a 30-day final warning before he takes this irreversible step.
The Chinese government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China in November of 2019 was nothing short of disastrous.
China’s communist government made a series of selfish maneuvers to protect themselves and keep the outbreak quiet that put their people and the whole world at risk.
If China had moved quickly to contain the outbreak and had been open at the beginning with their data the pandemic would have progressed very differently.
Instead China kept its data secret and insisted until mid-January that there was no evidence of human transmission.
If America and Europe had had better data on the coronavirus they would have been able to make better policy decisions.
China reported that the coronavirus had a death rate of over 3% which was shockingly high.
The data China was releasing changed overnight form saying that there was no problem to claiming that the virus would be as deadly as the Spanish Flu.
The State Department issued a report that claimed the Chinese Government downplayed the virus in order to hoard PPE gear from around the world.
China had a useful tool in helping them spread their lies.
WHO didn’t initially send any people to Wuhan to verify the information that China was giving them.
They took it at face value and ignored the information of whistleblowing doctors and nurses that conflicted with the information the Chinese government was claiming.
Taiwan told WHO in late December that there was evidence of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus yet WHO ignored them.
On January 14th WHO said “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) identified in Wuhan, China”
If WHO wants to act as a puppet of the Chinese government they can no longer be considered a health organization and America should cut off all funding.
That’s what Trump says he’s about to do in 30 days if WHO doesn’t radically change.
“It is clear the repeated missteps by you and your organization in responding to the pandemic have been extremely costly for the world,” Trump said in the letter. “The only way forward for the World Health Organization is if it can actually demonstrate independence from China. My administration has already started discussions with you on how to reform the organization. But action is needed quickly. We do not have time to waste. That is why it is my duty, as President of the United States, to inform you that, if the World Health Organization does not commit major substantive improvements within the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freeze of United States funding to the World Health Organization permanent and reconsider our membership in the organization. I cannot allow American taxpayer dollars to continue to finance an organization that, in its present state, is so clearly not serving America’s interests.”
Donald Trump is once again proving that he’ll take all steps necessary to keep America safe while the Democrats are trying to get China off the hook.