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Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:00 PM

'A Crime Against Humanity.' Why Trump's WHO Funding Freeze Benefits Nobody

Public health experts have savaged President Donald Trump’s decision to cut U.S. funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), which he says failed in its “basic duty” during the coronavirus pandemic by promoting “disinformation” from China.

“Today I’m instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess [its] role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” Trump said at an April 14 briefing.

The move represents another stunning turnaround for Trump, who in late February praised the WHO for “working hard and very smart,” before souring on the world body in recent days as the U.S. death toll soared. Still, it remains in line with his longstanding distrust of multilateral institutions more generally.

Critics have accused the President of attempting to shift blame away from his own torpid response to the pandemic. The WHO declared a public health emergency on Jan. 30, after which Trump continued to speak at rallies and belittle COVID-19 as “the flu.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/a-crime-against-humanity-why-trump-s-who-funding-freeze-benefits-nobody/ar-BB12ESkw?ocid=msn360

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:46 PM

1. He seems to be the only one who does not know


that funding, for this year, has been allocated to WHO. Can't take it back.

fucking moron.

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Wed Apr 15, 2020, 10:26 PM

2. Neal Katyal was just on Lawrence

He was not his usual calm self, he was upset. He said, tRump definitely does not understand that he is committing another impeachable offense with this stunt. Only Congress controls the money.

Same with his claim of adjourning Congress so he can ram through his judge nominees as recess appointments. He said he doesn't get to use this tactic to do an end run around Congress because he's not getting his way.

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