President Trump said Wednesday his administration is developing “very distinct” recommendations to hold the World Health Organization and China accountable for the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. “We’re not happy about it, and we are by far the largest contributor to WHO,” Mr. Trump told reporters during an Oval Office meeting with Louisiana’s governor. “They misled us. They’re literally a pipe organ for China.” The president has instructed U.S. intelligence agencies to look into whether the WHO and China withheld information about the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year. “It’s coming in, I’m getting pieces already,” Mr. Trump said of the probe. “There’s nothing positive about what happened in China.” The president said he will be coming out soon with a recommendation about the WHO, “with China to follow.” Mr. Trump reiterated that the disease “could have been stopped at the source” in Wuhan, China, late last year. Since reaching the U.S. in January, the virus has infected more than 1 million Americans and claimed the lives of more than 58,000. “They should have been able to stop it,” the president said of the WHO and the Chinese government. “And then why did China allow planes to fly out, but not into China? Planes were coming out of Wuhan, and going all over the world. They were going to Italy, very big time to Italy. But they’re not going into China. What was that all about? We’re not happy with it.” Mr. Trump noted that he wrapped up a trade deal at the White House in January with Chinese officials as the crisis was worsening in China. But he said Chinese officials didn’t warn him. “You would have thought that somebody could have said ‘hey.’ They could have stopped it at the source,” Mr. Trump said. “They didn’t have to let airplanes fly out, and loads of people come out.” The president banned travelers from China on Jan. 31, except for thousands of U.S. citizens returning.
This is a positive start. China and the WHO need to be held to account. For the WHO, we need to cut off funding to them PERMANENTLY, or until they have new leadership NOT tied to China, and have undergone serious reforms worthy of our sending them hard-earned monies from American taxpayers. But, for now, we shouldn’t send them one dime. As for China.. They need to be shamed publicly at the UN, the U.S., and our allies. Then we need to make them pay monetarily for the damage they’ve cost us. Then, we need to bring back manufacturing of critical products (i.e. pharmaceuticals, etc.) to the U.S. that we’ve been importing from China for decades, and it is now a national security issue. And, as always, we need to stop buying so much cheap crap made in China. If you the option to buy something made in China and a comparable product that’s maybe a couple bucks more, but it’s made in the USA, then PLEASE PLEASE PEASE BUY AMERICAN!!! Let’s tell the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) what we think of them, and vote with our wallets.