It’s a Global Pandemic—With Nearly 363,000 Dead—As Trump Terminates US Ties With the World Health Organization

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President Donald Trump at a White House press conference on Friday announced he was “terminating” ties to the World Health Organization, even as the global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic nears 363,000—including the more than 100,000 dead from the virus in the United States, many attributed to his own mismanagement of the crisis.

While bashing China for “having total control” over the international organization that is based in Geneva, Trump said that because of its refusal to submit to reforms demanded by the White House, “we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs.”

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Not surrounded by his Covid-19 Task Force that includes trusted public health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci, Trump made the announcement surrounded by top cabinet members, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center’s database, the global death toll from the pandemic sat at 362,554 on Friday afternoon just as Trump was speaking, with 102,201 of those in the United States—the country with the highest number of deaths, by far.

Trump has repeatedly deflected blame onto the WHO to mask his own failures, according to critics, many of whom pointed to Friday’s development as the logical conclusion of what the U.S. president has been doing since the pandemic began nearly three months ago:

“There is one rogue state in the world, and humanity would be better off if it terminated its relationship with existence,” said journalist Ajit Singh in terse response to Trump’s announcement.

“When every single country in the world is able to work with the WHO, except for one whose president advocates treating coronavirus with bleach and UV light,” Singh added, “who do you think is at fault?”

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4 Comments on "It’s a Global Pandemic—With Nearly 363,000 Dead—As Trump Terminates US Ties With the World Health Organization"

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moosetracks
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moosetracks

More lies im sure, Congress is the one with the power to terminate… Just bluster and BS for his rabid base.

Inzane
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Inzane

And the US has a big portion of that number

While this idiot carries on like the dumass he has proven to be from day one.
If Biden makes it, God willing, I hope they throw the book at these thugs. If we don’t get them behind bars let’s hope they end up digging in their mattresses to cover legal fees for another decade.

Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

Donald is so full of crap, if you threw him the ocean he would float. People should have confronted him long, long time ago, he wouldn’t be stupid enough to believe people are afraid of him. Don’t count the GOP, they are in it to get rich.

Lou
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Well are we going to drink trump ade concocktion mix with bleach. From trump laboratories, he will make millions fast and kill about 30million in the process. When are we going to stop this mad DEMENTIA mind ? How many people have to die before we kick this dumb fat ass out along with his nuts in Senate , Barr, and Pompeo both tumps fat ass obese dimwits. Smoke out all the dumb crazy our of the White House please before we have a revolution in this country, it’s starting already . Now he wa ts to shoot all protestors… Read more »