WHO should be ashamed of itself, it's like a PR agency for China: Trump
WASHINGTON: President of the United States Donald trump on Thursday he said that the World Health Organization You should be ashamed of yourself as you compared it to a PR agency for China.
The Trump administration has launched an investigation into the role of The OMS and temporarily suspended financial assistance from the United States.
"I think that the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves because they are like the public relations agency for China," Trump told reporters in the East Room of the White House.
The United States, he reiterated, pays The OMS almost $500 million a year and China pays them $38 million a year. "Whether it's a lot more, it doesn't matter. They shouldn't be making excuses when people make horrible mistakes, especially mistakes that are causing hundreds of thousands of people around the world to die."
"I think the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves,” said the President.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged The OMS failed to deliver and misled the world on coronavirus. "The World Health Organization simply failed to respond in this case," he told Scott Sands of The Scott Sands Show in an interview.
"With respect to The OMS , we know that they had one job, right? A single mission: To prevent the spread of a pandemic. We know that the leader of that organization travelled to China and then declined to declare it a pandemic until everyone in the world knew that was already true," Pompeo told Fox news in another interview.
"It's unfortunate, but this is not the first time there has been a virus go around the world from inside of China, and it's not the first time The OMS has failed in its mission. We have an obligation to the American people to do our best to make sure that we fix that, that we prevent those things from ever happening again," he said.
Meanwhile, several Republican lawmakers demanding a Congressional hearing alleged that The OMS parroted the Chinese regime's "disinformation" on multiple occasions, including denying human-to-human transmission of the virus.
They alleged The OMS prolonged declaring Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, chastised efforts to restrict travel, and continued to praise China as a global leader in public health despite mounting evidence to the contrary.
"The WHO's inaction and delay undoubtedly cost American lives. For these reasons, we commend the President's decision to temporarily pause The OMS 's funding," the lawmakers said.
Congressman James Comer, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on The Environment, said it would be an utter failure of the Committee to not investigate The OMS 's failures to address the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on the American people.
Congressman Glenn Grothman, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, said that like many international organizations, it appears that The OMS has been "infected" by anti-Western bureaucrats.
If they had faced the Chinese and their wet markets sometime in the past 10 years, I think hundreds of thousands of people would be alive today, he said.
The OMS merece una investigación exhaustiva en el Congreso por su presunto mal manejo de la respuesta al coronavirus y por aceptar y promulgar una propaganda comunista china, dijo el congresista Chip Roy, miembro de alto rango del Subcomité de Derechos Civiles y Libertades Civiles.