When the Democrats saw that nobody was buying their story of how President Trump caused the coronavirus pandemic, they came up with a new narrative for the media to push for them: We had all this death and disruption because President Trump was fooled by the Chinese. He was just too slow and was the most incompetent President ever.
What actually happened was the Chinese allowed the outbreak to spin out of control and their pals at the World Health Organization covered for them. The W.H.O., whose charter says it must provide the best advice, was the one President Trump relied on. After all, the United States has been the biggest underwriter of the WHO, and they have done some good work in the past.
Not this time, though. It was the director of the W.H.O. who was fooled and led down the daisy path by the Chinese government. Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus even doubled down after a visit and told everyone, “Nothing to see here, folks. They’ve got it under control.”
It became clear then that the Chinese were treating and confining the pandemic within their borders, but they allowed it to spread overseas.
President Trump was furious. The W.H.O.’s Director’s lame defense was, “Come on, people are dying. Let’s not politicize this.”
President Trump suspended U.S. contributions to the W.H.O. and ordered a full investigation. The review yielded serious concerns, the most significant of which was the World Health Organization’s “alarming lack of independence from the People’s Republic of China.”
The nightmare of incompetence and ignoring of reports of the virus spreading in China was compounded by W.H.O.’s failure to share information they received from Taiwanese authorities. The new revelation was that the virus was rapidly spreading human to human. Why didn’t the W.H.O. share that information with other world leaders?
Then there was this astonishing discovery: While the W.H.O. praised China’s strict domestic travel restrictions, they were against President Trump’s closing of the United States border banning travelers from China. They reinforced that stupid position saying that because China was doing so great in protecting the world from the virus, U.S. travel restrictions were “causing more harm than good.” (By the way, Nancy Pelosi endorsed that position by walking around in public during the San Francisco Chinese New Year celebration and urging folks to come on out.)
The horrible history of the W.H.O.’s incompetency appears in a scathing 4-page letter from President Trump to W.H.O. Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The letter charts the chronology of events from December 2019 through the current pandemic.
Chinese duplicity and coverups are nothing new. The letter describes how a previous W.H.O. Director behaved differently. Back in 2003 when SARS broke out in China, Director-General Brundtland “boldly declared the World Health Organization’s first emergency travel advisory in 55 years, recommending against travel to and from the disease epicenter in southern China.”
That director however, didn’t hesitate to criticize China for endangering global health through covering up the outbreak and arresting whistleblowers and gagging the media.
So, the message to W.H.O.’s Chinese hand puppet was this stunning charge: “Many lives could have been saved had you followed Dr. Brundtland’s example.”
President Trump capped off his harsh language with a promise that “If the World Health Organization does not commit to major substantive improvements within the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freeze of United States funding…permanent and reconsider our membership in the organization.”
Then there is this truly refreshing statement: “I cannot allow American taxpayer dollars to continue to finance an organization that, in its present state, is so clearly not serving America’s interests.”