US President Donald Trump was asked if he thinks that WHO exhibited favoritism and the US should re-explore its relationship with WHO once the corona-crisis is over.
Washington| US President Donald Trump said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) “very much” sided with China on the spread of coronavirus. He also said that many people are unhappy with the health agency and feel that it has been very unfair during this crisis.
President Trump was responding to a question asked about allegation raised by Republican Senator Marco Rubio that the World Health Organisation (WHO) exhibited favoritism in regard to China.
“It (WHO) has been very very much sided with China. A lot of people are not happy about it,” Donald Trump said a presser on Wednesday at the white house.
“I think there is certainly a lot of talks that it’s been very unfair. I think that a lot of people feel that it’s been very unfair,” he further added.
Congressman Greg Steube had accused in a tweet that WHO has acted as a mouthpiece of China during the entire coronavirus crisis. He demanded that both the WHO and China should face consequences once this pandemic is controlled.
Senator Josh Hawley echoed Steube’s words and said in a tweet, “There need to be consequences here. WHO has sided with China Communist Party against the world in this pandemic.”
WHO director Ghebreyesus has come under heavy fire after he praised China’s leadership for its “determination to end the new coronavirus outbreak”.
“Today I met with Xi Jinping, President of China, in Beijing to discuss the next steps in the battle against the new coronavirus outbreak. WHO appreciates the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak & the transparency authorities have demonstrated,” he had said in a tweet after he visited China in January during the peak of coronavirus in China.
“Just back from China where I held frank talks with President Xi Jinping, who has taken charge of a monumental national response to the coronavirus outbreak. Based on cooperation & solidarity, China has committed to protecting its citizens & all people globally from the outbreak,” he further added in a tweet.