The Trump Withdraws U.S. From World Health Organization


He threatened it, but now it’s official: President Trump has officially withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization. As you’ll recall, it was back in May when Mr. Trump announced that the U.S. would "terminate" the relationship because the WHO has "failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms."

Fast forward and a Trump Administration official has confirmed that the U.S. withdrawal plan was effective as of Monday and has been submitted to the United Nations. The news isn’t going down well on either side of the aisle.

Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, tweeted that the administration informed Congress of the withdrawal calling the move "chaotic and incoherent." GOP Senator Lamar Alexander also says he disagrees with Trump's move, and argues that even if the WHO made mistakes, needs to be dealt with once the coronavirus crisis is over. Withdrawal requires a year's notice, so we’re not ‘officially’ out until July 6th, 2021

Source: The Hill