President Trump on Friday said the U.S. is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. Trump previously criticized the World Health Organization for what he says were "repeated missteps" while responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump previously temporarily froze U.S. funding to the WHO, saying it ignored early signs of the coronavirus. He threatened to make the freeze permanent if the organization did not "clean up their act." On Friday Trump said the U.S. would reshuffle its $450 million annual contribution to the WHO to other health groups, noted that China gives $40 million, and claimed without proof that the organization is controlled by China. The move leaves the WHO without its largest financial backer.
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