Donald Trump recently halted funding from the United States to the World Health Organization (WHO). In his latest press conference, he stated that “Today I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the WHO while a review is conducted to assess the WHO’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus. Everybody knows what’s going on there. American tax payers provided between four hundred million and five hundred million dollars per year to the WHO.” He went on to emphasize that in contrast, “China contributes roughly forty million dollars a year. As the organizations leading sponsor the United States has a duty to assist on full accountability.”
He went on to mention how the WHO opposed travel restrictions from China early on during the outbreak, and how the United States did not listen and still put in restrictions, unlike other countries.
When Trump accuses the WHO of “covering up the spread of the coronavirus” he seems to be claiming that the WHO actually wanted the virus to spread, and that this is why they opposed travel restrictions earlier on. He, in my opinion, is implying that there was some sort of intent from the organization to spread the virus. His statement that “Everybody knows what’s going on there” may be confusing to some, to me it simply means that powerful people seek to profit off this virus.
Prior to this, Trump stated that the new coronavirus was “artificially induced.” Meaning the virus was put out into the population intentionally, somehow.
Whether or not these comments have any validity is up to the reader to decide.