Trump To Halt Funding For World Health Organization

NBC News reports:

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he is halting funding for the World Health Organization after the organization criticized his early response to the coronavirus epidemic.

Trump accused the WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up” the coronavirus crisis, specifically the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China. Trump previously threatened to cut off funding after the organization criticized his travel restrictions on China.

“It could have been contained at its source,” Trump said, adding that that WHO “pushed China’s misinformation about the virus…and there was no need for travel bans.”