"Everybody knows what is going on there." With those words, President Donald Trump announced he'll pause U.S. funding to the U.N. agency for "severely mismanaging" its coronavirus response. That decision follows mounting criticism of his administration's own sluggish strategy. Meanwhile, Trump reportedly pushed for his name to be included on the stimulus checks millions of Americans will receive.
How damaging could the funding cut be? The U.S. accounts for nearly 15 percent of the WHO's budget, while Bill Gates — whose charitable organization is its second-largest donor — said "no other organization can replace them."
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