WASHINGTON

The U.S. is halting funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s president announced Tuesday. 

“Today I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” Donald Trump said during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing. 

He said American taxpayers provide between $400-$500 million per year to the organization whereas China gives only $40 million. 

“As the organization’s leading sponsor, the United States has a duty

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