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Trump to cut WHO funding

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15% of the budget comes from USA

I guess he found an organization to be held accountable for the next elections

jimglas | 14 aprile 2020

he always has to have a scapegoat for his mistakes.
that is about the dumbest thing he could possibly do

SCCRENDO | 14 aprile 2020

I am convinced that there are enough pissed off people who were complacent in 2016 that we will have a great turnout in November to rid ourselves of this infestation

jimglas | 14 aprile 2020

infestation is the perfect adjective

jimglas | 14 aprile 2020

adjective?
jeez jim

Orthopod | 14 aprile 2020

Infest the infesting infest infesters.

FISHEV | 14 aprile 2020

Trump's only in office for another nine months at which time funding will be restored.

China, with all the racist attacks, and WHO for "not telling Trump".

Not sure how that works with China telling WHO which notifies everyone on Dec. 31, 2019. Trump had all the warnings and chose to ignore them, all on Trump for US failure to act and the consequences.

"On New Year’s Eve, China informed the World Health Organization of a “mysterious pneumonia outbreak” spreading through Wuhan, an industrial city of 11 million."

"The Pentagon first learned about the new coronavirus in December from open source reports emanating from China. By early January, warnings about the virus had made their way into intelligence reports circulating around the government. On Jan. 3, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, received a call from his Chinese counterpart with an official warning.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, was alerted to the virus around the same time — and within two weeks was fearful it could bring global catastrophe."

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-botched-delayed-coronavirus-respons...

derotam | 15 aprile 2020

Notifying the WHO does nothing if the notification was minimal, and there was no follow up...and then China denies new cases, and then says there is "no known human to human transmission".

Are you people trying to say that Trump should have started cutting travel to/from China in December now?

lsalat1039 | 15 aprile 2020

HE ALWAYS HAS TO HAVE A SCAPEGOAT IN THIS CASE IT WAS THE WHO.

FISHEV | 15 aprile 2020

derotam | April 15, 2020 Notifying the WHO does nothing if the notification was minimal, and there was no follow up...and then China denies new cases, and then says there is "no known human to human transmission".

Ah we hear from the Trump campaign HQ. Once you get out of the FoxNews/Trump echo chamber, the facts are very stark and Trump's failure to act causes pandemic in US with Trump/GOP Great Recession II.

As we see above, China alerted WHO to the human to human transmission Dec. 31,2019. Not sure why the Trumpers think they spin it otherwise.

As we see above, China's CDC calls Trump's CDC in Jan. 3 and tells him flat out. You don't make that call if some people got sick having bat soup.

As we see above, Dr. Fauci, being head US infectious disease person and the only not Trump appointee and he and US National Security Council warn Trump about pandemic.

TRUMP DOES NOTHING.

US PAYS HUGE PRICE.

COSTS TRUMP ELECTION.

But look on the bright side, the moronic Trump stops the GOP's useless $1,200 checks from going out so Trumps signature can be put on the checks. He's so stupid. The first batch of 80M checks are direct deposit, no one sees them. The people who will see Trump's signature will be the people getting a too little, too late check in June...with Trumps signature on it...so they know who to blame. These are not the smartest guys in the room.

"In unprecedented move, Treasury orders Trump’s name printed on stimulus checks"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/coming-to-your-1200-relief-check...

tew ms us | 15 aprile 2020

It's a pity the Dems couldn't take a day or two off from their impeachment charade; they surely would have followed WHO's advice to sit back and relax.

The final straw for President Trump was WHO's lifting of their quarantine on pets. That's right; WHO let the dogs out.

FISHEV | 15 aprile 2020

tew ms us | April 15, 2020 The final straw for President Trump was WHO's lifting of their quarantine on pets. That's right; WHO let the dogs out."

Final straw for Trump was Dr. Fauci and US National Security Council paper trial showing Trump failed to act and lied about it. FoxNews/Trump have to blame someone for their failure.

Holy smokes. Who is selling that fabrication? Please post a link. Be fascinating to see what faith based right wing website is putting out that dare we say...bat shit crazy stuff.

1. China WHO notified world Dec. 31, 2019.
2. On local governments to react.
3. China and Korea did it, they are back to work, low casualty rate.
4. Trump/US didn't, 100,000 dead, $10T economic crater the result of Trump failure to act.
5. Trump/GOP loses election and science and fact based Biden government takes over.

It's all on tape, all on paper. Trump and GOP lying about it looks crazy when you step outside the bubble.

FISHEV | 15 aprile 2020

"He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus. An examination reveals the president was warned about the potential for a pandemic but that internal divisions, lack of planning and his faith in his own instincts led to a halting response."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-respons...

tew ms us | 15 aprile 2020

Was it December 31, 2019, when WHO reported the virus was not human-human transmittable? I thought WHO was on 14th, not 31st.

SCCRENDO | 15 aprile 2020

A message to the mutant MAGA hatters that post here. And that would exclude sensible people like @DavidN who is willing to put politics behind him in this crisis

What Mark Twain would say if he were alive today: “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”What Einstein would say if he were alive today: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and Trump's stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

FISHEV | 15 aprile 2020

tew ms us | April 15, 2020 "Was it December 31, 2019, when WHO reported the virus was not human-human transmittable?"

China reported to WHO of human-human infection on Dec. 31, 2019.

China head of China's CDC calls Trumps head of CDC on Jan. 3, 2020.

Dr Fauci and US National Security Council biowarfare team on it, issue warning to Trump who ignores it.

On on tape and paper trail.

YOU'RE FIRED apprentice President.

Please post the links from which you keep getting bad information. Without links it's just you being wildly wrong on facts. You or your discredited source keep on about "human to human transmission" as though everyone else wasn't always talking about human-human transmission. No one was reporting malaria from mosquitoes or rabies from bats.

Korean government heard the same China/WHO warnings at the same time and went into hyperdrive called in science and industry. Science was asked what do you need? Industry was told make it so. Pandemic averted, economic disaster averted.

Trump lead (mislead) US STILL hasn't followed Korea's lead. New high on US deaths yesterday.

Unless Trump and company get out of theway, US will not be able to start to open until June.

Start with testing.

1. Where are the millions of tests kits?
2. Where the labs to process.

Is that info on Fox News? On Redstate.com?

jimglas | 15 aprile 2020

As my wife says, You always know what trump will do if you answer the question: "What would a dick do?"

MitchP85D | 15 aprile 2020

Good move by Trump. No need to fund a Chicom organization.

jimglas | 15 aprile 2020

Mitch: WIthout the WHO, we will not even be warned about the next pandemic
I know trump ignored the warnings, but he was warned in 12/19. He just chose to downplay it an "go with his (ignorant) gut". Now he needs a scapegat for his actions.

tew ms us | 15 aprile 2020

After The Who declared "Won't Be Fooled Again", the WHO, on March 13th, "declared a global pandemic as the coronavirus rapidly spreads across the world". Who can blame Speaker Pelosi, after carefully considering impeachment and receiving the reply "Smite Demon Trump! And Don't Forget The Commemorative Pens!", for rejecting the xenophobic path of January 31st.

efuseakay | 15 aprile 2020

If only we had our own people on the ground in China when this was all going down. But nope. Trump pulled them out. All the while the WHO was doing all they could.

https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/08-04-2020-who-timeline---covid-19

What was Trump doing in February? Holding rallies. Golfing. Partying it up at his properties.

SCCRENDO | 15 aprile 2020

@tew
What Mark Twain would say if he were alive today: “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”What Einstein would say if he were alive today: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and Trump's stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Uncle Paul | 15 aprile 2020

Tommy can you hear me?

SCCRENDO | 15 aprile 2020

Uncle. Sadly we hear you all too well.

FISHEV | 15 aprile 2020

" Who can blame Speaker Pelosi, after carefully considering impeachment and receiving the reply"

Had the GOP Senate only had the courage to impeach Trump who was guilty as charged (trying to bribe Ukraine to post slander about Biden) and Trumps Covid-19 disaster would have been avoided. Pence probably would have listed to US National Secuirty bio-warfare experts as they warned Trump in January to act.

Trump failed to act after WHO, NSC, Fauci and a cast of thousands warned.

As other nation jumped for save their people Trump was in Davos Switzerland saying "Its under control".

jimglas | 15 aprile 2020

and his cult cheers him

Ross1 | 15 aprile 2020

On a positive angle, I wonder if any private individuals would fund the 400 million shortfall?

I wouldnt be surprised to see Silicon Valley rise to the need, even Elon.

FISHEV | 15 aprile 2020

Ross1 | April 15, 2020 On a positive angle, I wonder if any private individuals would fund the 400 million shortfall?"

Gates was angry at Trump's stupidity so he might.

Remember Trump's out in 9 months so US funding will resume shortly and I'd guess China and others will step in if no other reason than to embarrass FoxNews/Trump.

Ross1 | 15 aprile 2020

What about passing the hat here? It would be newsworthy.

"FISHEV donates $999,999 on behalf of Tesla Forum members.

(Some say, he always was a buck short of a full bank. All we know is...)" sorry that was Stig from Top Gear

FISHEV | 15 aprile 2020

@Ross1 | April 15, 2020 What about passing the hat here?"

I gave at the office.

Ross1 | 15 aprile 2020

" Earlier Bill Gates, whose foundation was the second-largest donor to the WHO for its latest two-year budget, contributing over $US530 million ($836 million) in 2018 and 2019, wrote that stopping funding for WHO during a world health crisis "is as dangerous as it sounds".

ABC News (AUS)

Ross1 | 15 aprile 2020

We could have a swearing tin, everyone who swears on the forum tips in $1000. Backdated.

SCCRENDO | 15 aprile 2020

Looks like I’m finding WHO

SCCRENDO | 15 aprile 2020

Funding WHO

FISHEV | 15 aprile 2020

In his flailing about to blame China, Dr. Fauci, WHO and previously the pangolins, Trump forgot he was the one serving pangolin for dinner.

"For more than five years, wildlife conservationists in the US have been clamoring for the government to provide Endangered Species Act protections to pangolins, a group of imperiled ant-eating mammals that are widely, and often illicitly, trafficked for their scales and meat. The Trump administration, however, has refused to act and that refusal has suddenly taken on grave new implications.

Earlier this year, scientists in China identified pangolins, along with bats, as one of the possible animal hosts involved in the transmission of the deadly coronavirus from wildlife to humans."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/15/coronavirus-pangolin...

Ross1 | 16 aprile 2020

quote:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has now announced an extra $US150 million ($238.6 million) to help speed up the development of treatments, vaccines and public health measures to tackle coronavirus.

Bill Gates

@BillGates
Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever.

329K
3:17 PM - Apr 15, 2020

Mr Trump's decision was "a crime against humanity" and a "betrayal of global solidarity", according to Richard Horton, the editor-in-chief of the Lancet medical journal.

Ross1 | 16 aprile 2020

^^^ doesnt let you off, swearers

Orthopod | 16 aprile 2020

@ross
quote:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has now announced an extra $US150 million ($238.6 million) to help speed up the development of treatments, vaccines and public health measures to tackle coronavirus.

This will throw oil on fire for the conspiracy theorist who think this virus was created by bill gates for a world take over to sell his vaccine at high price.

Reading answers of people on social media is really disturbing, at least on these forums people still have a sense of reality

rxlawdude | 16 aprile 2020

@FactDoc, it seems that the social distancing and isolation is causing the weak-minded to become nastier and more tribal.

andy.connor.e | 16 aprile 2020

I know a couple people who have been saying for weeks that they cannot stay home and not see people for an entire month. Sitting at home is going to drive some completely insane. I saw something this morning that people are protesting the stay at home.

jimglas | 16 aprile 2020

darwin has a cure

andy.connor.e | 16 aprile 2020

If they dont die, they are only making it harder to restore the economy

SCCRENDO | 16 aprile 2020

If they are old unemployed retired people they are more likely to die together than spread it to those who work. Darwin will spare those who wish to return to work.

sabbia | 16 aprile 2020

On defunding the Who

Ever since he was a young man
He played the racist ball
From New York down to Lago
He heard that siren's call
But we ain't seen nothing like him
In any gov'ment hall
The fraud,dumb, corrupt kid
Sure plays a mean screwball

Orthopod | 16 aprile 2020

Confinement poetry

Respect.

Orthopod | 16 aprile 2020

Confinement poetry

Respect.

TabascoGuy | 16 aprile 2020

@sabbia

That was Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy.

Well done!

Nexxus | 26 aprile 2020

Who's on first. That's what I've heard...

Well done @sabbia!

MitchP85D | 26 aprile 2020

If you support the WHO, you are supporting the ChiComs. I'm glad Trump cut "em off at the knees!

FISHEV | 26 aprile 2020

@MitchP85D | April 26, 2020 If you support the WHO, you are supporting the ChiComs."

Second helping of bat soup for @MItchP85D.

And "Chicomms"...channeling our inner Claire Booth Luce?

It is interesting to look into the mind of the Trump deniers (evolution, climate, Covid-19, facts) though one question comes up, why do they latch onto Trump and not one of the other crackpots?

Now back to WHO funding, China and the rest of the world including some US oligharchs like Gates will step in the short term. Trump's out in nine months and US will get back to rational science based government. WHO will get full funding.

MitchP85D | 26 aprile 2020

Your prognostication is on record FISHEV. And I will be around to verify it!

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