The head of the World Health Organisation issued a tacit threat to President Trump Wednesday, after the latter threatened to withhold funding for the organisation owing to its slow response to the coronavirus spread, and what Trump described as a 'China-centric' outlook.
In his Wednesday press briefing, Trump followed up, stating 'The WHO got it wrong, they got up very wrong. In many ways they were wrong. They also minimized the threat very strongly,"
He also blasted WHO chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, calling him one of China's 'proxies'.
Adhanom hit back at Trump, saying "At the end of the day, the people belong to all political parties. The focus of all political parties should be to save their people, please do not politicize this virus."
"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." Adhanom added, much to the disgust of many on a day when almost 2000 Americans died from the virus.