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Pelosi Statement on President Trump Halting WHO Funding

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,
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San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump announced that he would halt funding to the World Health Organization in the middle of the coronavirus crisis:

“The President’s halting of funding to the WHO as it leads the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic is senseless.

“We can only be successful in defeating this global pandemic through a coordinated international response with respect for science and data.  But sadly, as he has since Day One, the President is ignoring global health experts, disregarding science and undermining the heroes fighting on the frontline, at great risk to the lives and livelihoods of Americans and people around the world.  This is another case, as I have said, of the President’s ineffective response, that ‘a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility.  A weak person blames others.’

“This decision is dangerous, illegal and will be swiftly challenged.”

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