(TheFreedomFlag.Com)- United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the United States may never again give funding to the World Health Organization.
During an episode of Ingraham Angle on Fox News on Wednesday, Pompeo said the World Health Organization requires “structural” reform and that the recent pause in funding to the international group may ultimately be permanent.
“I think we’ve got to take a real hard look at the WHO, and what we do coming out this,” he said. “We need a structural fix for the WHO.”
Ingraham asked Pompeo about accountability and the director-general of the WHO who recently came under fire.
“I don’t see how he can be part of the solution,” Ingraham said, before asking Pompeo if he would agree to make the resignation of Tedros Adhanom a requirement for future funding.
“No, I think that’s right. Laura, even more than that, it may be the case that the United States can never return to underwriting – having a US taxpayer dollars go to the WHO.”
President Donald Trump withdrew funding for the WHO earlier this month following allegations that the organization irresponsibly believed numbers coming out of China during the day of the early outbreak, and potentially even cooperated with the communist country in attempting to cover up the severity of the outbreak.
Dr Tedros, the WHO director-general, has faced increasing calls to resign ever since.
It’s not exactly a good look when the WHO repeatedly praises China’s “transparency,” on your own watch when U.S. intelligence communities have uncovered evidence that the communist regime actually scrubbed early reports of the virus and silenced whistleblowers.
American lawmakers have called on Tedros to resign, including Republican Senator Martha McSally who accused him of having “deceived the world.”
China reported 17,328 infections in February and a total of 361 deaths, and Tedros said there was no reason to impose travel restrictions. This decision meant that countries all over the world continued allowing people to travel in and out potentially transmitting the disease. It resulted in the virus spreading globally and killing hundreds of thousands of people.
Does that sound like an organization you want your tax dollars to fund?