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President Trump: "We're gonna put a hold on money spent to the WHO. We're gonna put a very powerful hold on it."
President Trump is shutting down U.S. funding of the pro-communist World Health Organization, also known as WHO, that has a whopping $2 billion annual budget.
"We pay for a majority, the biggest portion of their money," Trump noted.
His reason: WHO resisted Trump's early call to restrict travel with virus-plagued China.
"They actually criticized and disagreed with my travel ban at the time I did it," said the president. "And they were wrong."
A recent resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives blames China for the global pandemic, saying "China made multiple, serious mistakes in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak."
These so-called mistakes include intentional spread of misinformation, refusal to cooperate with international health authorities and internal censorship of doctors and journalists.
Trump suspects WHO of helping China deceive the world.
"They had a lot of information early, and they ... seem to be very China-centric."
Additionally, Florida's Sen. Rick Scott is calling for a congressional investigation of WHO for willfully spreading misinformation about the pandemic.
And Arizona's Sen. Martha McSally last week called for Tedros Adhanom to step down as director-general of WHO.
Adhanom is in the spotlight for his ties to a violent communist group in Ethiopia.
"I've never trusted a communist," admitted McSally. "And their cover-up of this virus that originated with them has caused unnecessary deaths around America and the world."
Trump says WHO probably did know the facts but chose not to act.
President Trump: "They could have called it months earlier. They would have known. And they should have known. And they probably did know."
China's Wuhan virus, that some say is a biological weapon, has already attacked nearly one and a half million victims worldwide, killing more than 85 thousand more with no end in sight.