Donald Trump blames WHO for dire coronavirus situation in the US, threatens to pull funding

US president Donald Trump has given conflicting statements about the future of US funding to the World Health Organization. In a bid to find a scapegoat for the dire situation in the US, Trump began blaming the WHO for ’calling it wrong’. The president then said: ‘We’re going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO.’  But when pressed by reporters, he conceded that he was just ‘looking at’ a possible suspension. Trump’s early inaction has come under renewed scrutiny as new reports show his top trade adviser Peter Navarro wrote several memos weeks ago warning of the potential, dire impacts of the coronavirus
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