Donald Trump announces that the United States ends its relationship with WHO

Donald Trump, May 29.
Donald Trump, May 29. JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced on Friday May 29 that he is ending the relationship between his country and the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN) agency for public health.

"Because they have failed to make the necessary and required reforms, we will end our relationship with the World Health Organization today and redirect these funds to other urgent and global public health needs that arise. deserve "Trump said to the press.

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Appeared in the rose garden of the White House, Donald Trump announced that the World Health Organization had not carried out the reforms he had requested at the beginning of the month and that, moreover, the proceeding had the object pressure from Chinese authorities to mislead the world when the virus was discovered by Chinese authorities.

"China has total control over the World Health Organization, even though it only pays $ 40 million a year compared to what the United States paid, which is about $ 450 million a year . We have detailed the reforms it needs to make and have engaged directly with them, but they have refused to act. "said Donald Trump.

Accusing WHO of being a "China puppet", where the pandemic started at the end of 2019, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, had given him, on May 19, a month to obtain significant results.

For several weeks, the tenant of the White House has repeated that the heavy toll of the Covid-19 – more than 362,000 dead worldwide, including 102,201 in the United States – could have been avoided if China had acted responsibly from the appearance of the virus in Wuhan city.

He also threatened to sever all ties to China and said he did not wish to speak to his counterpart, Xi Jinping, for the time being. Beijing, for its part, claims to have transmitted all the information to WHO as quickly as possible.

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