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Trump Assails “China centric” World Health Organization

Nice to see President Trump call out an agency that does China’s bidding when it is supposed to be looking after the world’s health. Meantime, it excludes Taiwan, which has been successful in its coronavirus efforts.

I would mention, though, that Trump too commended the Chinese early on, even as they bungled their coronavirus response and hid what was going on.

“We pay for a majority, the biggest portion of their money. And they actually criticized and disagreed with my travel ban at the time I did it. And they were wrong. They’ve been wrong about a lot of things,” Trump later said, suggesting he might put a hold on a lot of the money.