U.S. President Donald Trump accused the World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday of minimizing the threat of the novel coronavirus, saying the health body “got it wrong” on the spread of the pandemic.  

The WHO “got it wrong. In many ways, they were wrong. They also minimized the threat very strongly. Not good,” Trump told reporters at a White House coronavirus task force briefing.

He said the U.S. pays hundreds of millions of dollars every year to the largest health organization and it was $452 million in 2019 while China paid $42 million, calling it “not fair at all.”


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