President Trump to terminate relationship with the WHO amid feud with China
UPDATED 2:25 PM PT — Friday, May 29, 2020
President Trump has announced a series of measures to push back against China’s growing threat to international freedom.
While addressing the nation from the White House, the president confirmed he will be issuing a proclamation to better secure America’s vital research. He noted he is planning to suspend entry of certain foreign nationals from China, who have been identified as a security risk.
This followed tensions between both countries amid the pandemic, which were centered on the virus’s origin and how it spread so rapidly.
He added the administration will end special exemptions for Hong Kong. China recently passed a new security bill, which was aimed at cracking down on dissent in the territory.
President Trump also revealed he is set to terminate the U.S.’s relationship with the World Health Organization. He has said he will redirect those funds to other “worldwide and deserving urgent public health needs.”
— Elma Aksalic (@ElmaAksalic) May 29, 2020
This move followed the WHO’s record of appeasement towards China on the coronavirus outbreak.
The president reaffirmed his goal to protect the financial industry by putting American investors first.
“I am instructing my presidential working group on financial markets to study the differing practices of Chinese companies listed on U.S. markets, with the goal of protecting American investment,” stated President Trump. “Firms should not be subjecting their clients to the risks of companies that do not play by the same rules.”
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 29, 2020
He added American investors deserve transparency after being “ripped off like no one has ever done before” over the years.