Trump may restore some WHO funding after widespread criticism but no final decision made yet
Dr. Anthony Fauci (R), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump said Saturday morning that he is considering restoring some funding to the World Health Organization, after the White House froze U.S. contributions to the international agency last month despite widespread criticism from global leaders and Democrats in Congress who view the move as dangerous.
Trump wrote in a Twitter post the payments could be 10% of what the United States has historically paid to the international health agency, “matching much lower China payments.” He said no final decision has been made yet and funds are currently still frozen.