After shutting out WHO from U.S. funding, Trump then redirects money to Samaritan's Purse, Red Cross
Logo of the World Health Organization (WHO) (Photo by United States Mission Geneva)
According to the New York Post, President Donald J. Trump has made another move involving the World Health Organization (WHO). Just recently, Trump decided to withdraw United States funding out of the alleged China-centric organization, and now he's taking another step to get the money further away from them.
Instead of just holding on to the funding and see how things play out, Trump has redirected the WHO's former funds to organizations such as Samaritan's Purse and the Red Cross.
Via the New York Post:
The White House budget office has told federal agencies to redirect World Health Organization funds to groups that do similar work, indicating a 60-day suspension of WHO funding ordered by President Trump will be permanent.
The funds will flow instead to outfits such as the Red Cross and Samaritan’s Purse after Trump said Tuesday the WHO needed reform after failing to vet coronavirus data from China, contributing to a pandemic that infected more than 650,000 US residents.
The US provided roughly 10 percent of the WHO’s $4.8 billion annual budget. Most US contributions were “voluntary.” Annual US dues were just $58 million, with the next installment not expected until September.