Trump sends WHO funds to Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse

Trump sends WHO funds to Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse
Administration wears Chinese virus face. Coronavirus press briefing, 18 Mar 2020. PBS video

[Ed. – Different mission, but these organizations are actually doing something useful, providing care and aid to people who need it. By “permanent,” the article means that monies currently allocated for WHO won’t be there to send to WHO later.  It doesn’t mean we’ll never fund WHO again.  Separate issue.]

The White House Budget Office instructed federal agencies to redirect the money normally intended for the World Health organization to groups that perform similar work such as the Red Cross and Samaritan’s Purse.

The move indicates that President Donald Trump intends to make his temporary halt on funding to the WHO permanent, the New York Post reported Thursday. …

The president on Tuesday announced that he would suspend U.S. funding of the United Nations relief organization due to its role in parroting China’s lies and misinformation about COVID-19 in the early stages of the global pandemic.

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