President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the U.S. would freeze funding to the Chinese-propaganda-promoting World Health Organization, a United Nations agency.  He later walked back his statement, saying that his administration will look into it.

It’s about time that this is on the table.

“They seem to be very China-centric. And we have to look into that, so we’ll look into it; we pay for a majority of the money that they get.  And we’re going to put a hold on money spent to the W.H.O.,” the President said at a White House press conference. Later he clarified that these funds would not be immediately cut, but he’d investigate the idea. “They really called every aspect of [the coronavirus pandemic] wrong. Everything seems to be very biased toward China and that’s not right.”

National Review explains how much the W.H.O.’s budget relies America.  “The U.S. provides about 15 percent of the W.H.O.’s annual budget, making it the highest contributor to the organization. By contrast, China provides 0.2 percent of the budget.”  But even though they don’t give as much to the funding, Beijing has expanded its influence at the organization to tragic ends. 

For example, the Chinese government “lobbied the W.H.O. to promote traditional Chinese medicine, which Mr. Xi has worked to harness as a source of national pride and deployed as a soft-power tool in developing countries, despite skepticism from some scientists about its effectiveness. Last year, the W.H.O. offered an endorsement of traditional Chinese medicine, including it in its influential medical compendium.”

Even last month,  the W.H.O. removed a warning against taking traditional herbal remedies from its mainland China websites.

We aren’t the only nation that is fed up with this organization.

Taiwan’s vice president Chen Chien-jen has been sick of them ever since they ignored the warnings issued to them by Taiwanese medical officials about how the Wuhan Flu was transmitted through human-to-human contact… back in December of 2019.  But on January 14, W.H.O. tweeted “preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission.”

You know the rest of the story.  In fact, W.H.O.’s lack of regard for the truth – and willingness to spout Chines lies is one of the reasons you’re sitting in your house right now.

 “The W.H.O. could not obtain first-hand information to study and judge whether there was human-to-human transmission of Covid-19,” Vice President Chen Chien-jen said.  “This led it to announce human-to-human transmission with a delay, and an opportunity to raise the alert level both in China and the wider world was lost.”

The New York Times reports that “In Japan, Taro Aso, the deputy prime minister and finance minister, recently noted that some people have started referring to the World Health Organization as the ‘Chinese Health Organization’ because of what he described as its close ties to Beijing.”

I’m so glad that the world is waking up to China being a bad actor on the world stage.  We have to hold them accountable for their lies and deception. 

They have blood on their hands.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.