WATCH: WHO Director General Attacks Trump For ‘Politicizing This Virus’ Unless You ‘Want Many More Body Bags’

Written by K. Walker on April 9, 2020

After President Trump blasted the WHO and suggested that perhaps the United States would cut funding over the bungled coronavirus response, the Director-General hits back.

Considering Dr. Tedros’s background as a senior minister in a brutal, dictatorial regime, perhaps this should be taken as a threat.

President Trump has been openly criticizing the World Health Organization’s handling of COVID-19 and the way that they kowtowed to China which put the rest of the world at risk.

On Tuesday, President Trump said that the United States is considering freezing funding of the WHO because of the bungled coronavirus response.

“I’m not going to say I’m going to do it,” Trump said. “We will look at ending funding.”

The United States is the largest contributor to the WHO’s budget. The president’s fiscal 2021 budget request proposed slashing funding to the WHO, a body of the United Nations responsible for international public health, from $122 million to about $58 million.

The president said the WHO seemed to be “very biased towards China” and accused the organization of disagreeing with his travel restriction on flights coming in from China. He suggested the organization was blind to the extent of the outbreak in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, where the virus originated.

Source: The Hill

This wasn’t taken well by the WHO Director-General. He even had a snazzy little talking point, “Please quarantine the politicization of COVID.”

On Wednesday, Dr. Tedros said, “Please don’t politicize this virus. It exploits the differences you have at the national level. If you want to be exploited, and if you want to have many more body bags, then you do it. If you don’t want many more body bags, then you refrain from politicizing it. It’s like playing with fire. So more than ever before, national unity is important if we care about our people–if we care about our citizens. Please, unity at national level. No using COVID for political points. And then second, honest solidarity at global level, and honest leadership from the U.S. and China. We shouldn’t waste time pointing fingers, we need time to unite.”

Really, dude?

We wouldn’t have had any body bags relating to the Chinese virus if you’d done your job.

The WHO isn’t exactly innocent here. The World Health Organization has been functioning as a propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party from the get-go.

A detailed timeline of the spread of COVID-19 from December 2019 to March 2020 can be found here.

On January 9, WHO said that the virus “does not transmit readily between people” and doesn’t advise against travel.

January 14, according to the WHO, there was “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission.”

January 15:

It just went on…

January 18:

It wasn’t until March 11 when the virus had spread to large swaths of the globe.

Thanks for the bold leadership, WHO.

By the way, speaking of politicizing a virus…

Did you know that the World Health Organization deliberately excluded Taiwan from an emergency meeting about the novel coronavirus in January despite Taiwan already suffering from it? This was a political decision and had nothing to do with public health, unity, saving lives, or whatever happy-clappy, kumbaya blather that Dr. Tedros was spouting. This was done solely to please the Chi-Com overlords who are presently intimidating Taiwan as the world is distracted.

If you’re interested in listening to the highlight reel of Dr. Tedros’s speech, you can watch it here:

Dr. Tedros says that there will be an “after-action review” to determine where mistakes were made. If that doesn’t include condemning the WHO for kissing China’s @$$, then it ain’t a great review, there, Chief.

Perhaps look in a mirror sometime and get yourself a modicum of self-awareness.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker