This week, President Trump slammed the World Health Organization, adding tension to a relationship that has been contentious for some time, and only compounded by the Coronavirus outbreak.
President Trump said today that he was considering putting “a very powerful hold” on funding for the World Health Organization, adding that he believes the agency is “being very China-centric.”
He doubled down on his thoughts regarding WHO, saying that it “has been wrong about a lot of things,” and asserting that “we’re going to put a hold on the money sent to the WHO.”
Other lawmakers have followed suit in slamming the agency, which includes Senator Rick Scott (R) sharing his disapproval of the agency’s actions during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In a tweet, the Florida Senator championed World Health Day, informing that “we celebrate the incredible men & women on the front lines caring for those in need” during this time.
Unfortunately the sponsor of this campaign, the @WHO, did harm to the world health by helping Communist China cover up the spread of the virus.
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) April 7, 2020
However, he noted that “unfortunately the sponsor of this campaign, the WHO, did harm to the world health by helping Communist China cover up the spread of the virus.”
In Fact, the Senator has even called for the World Health Organization to be investigated over the alleged cover-up.
The President’s comments come at a time when the world is experiencing horrible spikes in Coronavirus cases, and the state of Florida has been rapidly increasing in terms of people affected by the deadly virus.