United States President Donald Trump said during a roundtable with restaurant executives and industry leaders on May 18 at White house that he thinks the World Health Organization (WHO) has “done a very sad job in the last period of time.”
“The United States pays them $450 million a year; China pays them $38 million a year, and they’re a puppet of China. They’re China-centric, to put it nicer. But they’re a puppet of China,” Trump said.
“And I think they’ve done a very — even when I did the ban — Mike remembers this very well. When I did the ban, they thought it was inappropriate to do. I did a ban very early. If I didn’t do that ban, you would have lost hundreds of thousands of more people in this country. It was a very important ban. People don’t like talking about the ban. No, but it was very important. I was the only one that wanted to do it, and we did it, and we saved thousands of lives — hundreds of thousands of lives, probably. And Dr. Fauci said that, and other people said that. Deborah said that. You know that,” he explained.