As the US recorded more than 2,000 deaths on three consecutive days, President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on China on Thursday. He said that the World Health Organization should be ashamed of itself, and likened it to a public relations agency for China.
He also claimed that coronavirus, which has shattered economies, emerged from a virology lab in the Wuhan city of China.
“I think that the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves because they are like the public relations agency for China,” Trump told reporters in the East Room of the White House.
The administration has launched a probe into the role of the WHO on curbing the coronavirus pandemic and has temporarily suspended the US’ financial assistance to it.
“With respect to the WHO, we know that they had one job, right? A single mission: To prevent the spread of a pandemic.