"There's no nothing, and then ultimately when I closed it down, they said I made a mistake in closing it down and it turned out to be right", Mr Trump said, referring to travel restrictions he put in place on people flying to the USA from China on January 31 when he declared it was a public health emergency in the U.S.
Trump also said that the America is one of the largest funder of the World Health Organisation but due to their biased nature, his administration is going to look into funding by the United States to the WHO. They actually criticized and disagreed with my travel ban at the time I did it.
"And we have to look into that, so we're gonna look into it. because they really are, uh, they called it wrong. they called it wrong", Trump added.
"Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?" he added. "That places America on the hook for nearly $900 million for end-of-year 2019".
"They said there's no big deal, there's no problem, there's nothing", the president said.
He said to the White House: "I want to send best wishes to a great friend of mine, and a great friend of our nation, Boris Johnson, we are very saddened to hear that he was taken into intensive care a little while ago".
"They called it wrong". They could've called it months earlier. He went on to say that they will look into the WHO's response to the coronavirus outbreak. "Please quarantine politicizing COVID-19", he warned at the regular World Health Organization briefing about COVID-19. The claims began in response to a viral video of Aylward refusing to answer questions about Taiwan (a country Beijing doesn't recognize because it considers it part of China), and cut off an interview with a Hong Kong reporter who insisted on repeatedly asking about it.
Tedros said there would be worse to come from COVID-19 if the world did not unite to stand up to its spread.
The United States' intelligence community has reported that the Chinese government hid the threat of COVID-19 and, as a result, made it hard for the rest of the world to respond early, appropriately and aggressively, said Congressman Fred Keller. "For God's sake, we have lost more than 60,000 citizens of the world". Is Trump going to stop much of the financial outlay for the Organization?
But his criticism was swiftly rejected by political leaders in Africa, where the World Health Organization has been a crucial source of support for African battles against Ebola, malaria and other diseases.
"The organisation's leadership is either complicit or dangerously incompetent".
Trump, who has been under fire domestically for initially downplaying the seriousness of the coronavirus, is stepping up criticism of China and the WHO for what he sees as their failure to promptly respond to the global health crisis.