Trump WHO decision draws criticism from Democrats in US Congress

Reaction in the US Congress to President Donald Trumps decision to withhold funding for the World Health Organization fell sharply along partisan lines on Wednesday with Democrats calling it unconscionable and Republicans calling it the right move at the right time.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a Democrat from California, described the decision in a written statement as “senseless”.”The Presidents halting of funding to the WHO as it leads the global against the coronavirus pandemic is senseless,”Pelosi said in a written statement.

Trump accused the WHO of failing to adequately warn of the coronavirus and announced he would cut off US payments to the WHO in a briefing at the White House on Tuesday.”The WHO failed in its basic duty and must be held accountable,” Trump said.Congress and the White House appeared to differ on Wednesday on whether the law providing US funding for international organisations like the WHO a United Nations agency, gives the president latitude to withhold the funds.

Trump signalled that such a move was likely last week when he said the WHO had been “China-centric” in its handling of the coronavirus outbreak in January.Trump ne dekho hun ki kita ke eh video viral ho reha hai sare pase social media te.The WHO receives about $400m from the US each year or about 8 percent of its $4.8bn annual budget.”This decision is dangerous illegal and will be swiftly challenged,”Pelosi said without elaborating specifically on next steps.

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