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Trump says WHO has done ‘a very sad job,’ statement ‘in near future’

U.S. President Trump hosts coronavirus response event with restaurant executives and industry leaders at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would issue a statement about the World Health Organization in the near future and said it had “done a very sad job” in its handling of the coronavirus.

Trump told a White House event he would make a decision about U.S. WHO funding soon, and that he had he considered reducing it to $40 million, but some felt that was too much. Asked why he had not addressed a virtual ministerial meeting of the WHO earlier in the day, he replied:

“I chose not to make a statement today. I’ll be giving them a statement, sometime in the near future, but … I think they’ve done a very sad job in the last period of time.”

(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Tim Ahmann, Doina Chiacu and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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