President Trump on Friday announced that the United States is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization and directing its funds to other health organizations.
"Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today be terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs," Trump said at a press conference outside the White House.
Trump said that China, who contributes just a fraction of what the United States provides in funding each year, has taken complete control of WHO.
"China has total control over the World Health Organization, despite only paying $40 million per year, compared to what the United States has been paying - which is approximately $450 million a year."
🔦 The president permanently froze all U.S. funding to WHO this month.