During a press conference, President Trump accused WHO of downplaying the virus and not reacting quickly enough when the outbreak began to escalate.
President Trump criticizes efforts to promote voting by mail despite concerns about COVID-19 during a May 26 news conference. President Trump has instructed the World Health Organization to institute reforms within a month or lose U.S. membership. One America's Hans Hubbard reports. President Trump: "We will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs." For weeks President Trump vigorously pushed for Americans to consider taking the malaria-fighting drug hydroxychloroquine, and on Monday the president claimed he was taking the drug to help fight off COVID-19. Trump made the statement offhandedly, inciting a flurry of murmurs from the press corps who seemed to be in disbelief. Trump said he had been taking the drug for a "couple weeks," and when pressed on why he would take the unproven drug, he said he had "heard great stories" about it.