According to the Washington Post, President Trump dismisses blame for initially downplaying the potential threat of the corona virus. Just to remind, now that around 2 million people are infected worldwide, and about 25,000 people have died in United States of America. Instead, Trump points to the culprit, which is the World Health Organization. Trump on Wednesday said he will suspend funds to the WHO for a period of sixty to ninety days, a move that drew praise from some Republican lawmakers but prompted leaders around the world to rally behind the organization. Also, at Wednesday’s White House corona virus briefing, President Trump threatened to shut down both chambers of Congress to allow him to fill vacancies in his administration without Senate approval.
On the other hand, the director of the World Health Organization said he is “reviewing the impact on our work of any withdrawal of U.S. funding” after Trump said he intends to halt payments to the U.N. agency.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Wednesday criticized the World Health Organization and its director, saying that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said should be replaced at the agency’s helm.
“If WHO wants to restore their credibility around the world, the most important first step they can take is by removing Dr. Tedros as their head,” Scalise told the Daily Caller. “But that would just be the beginning.”
In an interview with the conservative news site, Scalise echoed claims from President Trump that the WHO catered to China early in the outbreak. But he also went further, alleging the organization covered up Ebola and other epidemics while defending the “countries that started those diseases.”