Trump’s threat, made in a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is an an escalation of his attacks on the global health body.

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President Donald Trump threatened to permanently cut all U.S. funding to the World Health Organization and “reconsider” American membership of the global health body if the WHO does not adopt “major substantive improvements” within 30 days.
Trump’s demands, made in a letter sent Tuesday to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, are an an escalation of the president’s attacks on the WHO.
He accused the organization of “repeated missteps” during the coronavirus pandemic and demanded “it can actually demonstrate independence” from China.
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“My administration has already started discussions with you on how to reform the organization. But action is needed quickly. We do not have time to waste,” Trump wrote in his ultimatum, which comes about a month after he froze WHO funding pending a formal investigation into the international health body and its coronavirus response.
The letter lists a series of allegations that Trump said reflect how the organization missed early warning signs over the virus’ spread and then accepted China’s lack of transparency over the outbreak, such as whether coronavirus could be transmitted between humans. Trump did not say what the WHO needs to do to satisfy his demands. The WHO did not immediately respond for a request for comment on the action. 
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