Impeached President Donald Trump announced on a Friday afternoon in the middle of a pandemic that has killed more than 100,000 that he is terminating the relationship between the United States and the World Health Organization.
President Trump: We will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) May 29, 2020
The President announces he's terminating the relationship with the WHO pic.twitter.com/FDLwv9VVE9
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) May 29, 2020
In responding to Trump's reckless attacks on public health, the American Medical Association did not mince words.
The American Medical Association is not mincing words about Trump quitting the World Health Organization. pic.twitter.com/Vqq1sllVRQ
— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) May 29, 2020
Nor did medical professionals on Twitter, like Jeremy Konyndyk of the Center for Global Development and Georgetown University.
The bottom line is that none of this is about WHO's performance. It's purely about deflecting accountability for 100k dead Americans, and counting, on Trump's watch. I dove into the merits along with @TomBollyky here: https://t.co/4dNEgob7iU
— Jeremy TEST/TRACE/ISOLATE Konyndyk (@JeremyKonyndyk) May 29, 2020