President Donald Trump has leveled several criticisms against the World Health Organization, the Geneva-based multilateral organization that is leading the international response to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has also threatened to withdraw funding from the specialized agency of the United Nations. Trump has accused the WHO of not moving quickly enough to sound the alarm over COVID-19, and of being too China-friendly. He has also attacked the agency for advising the U.S. against banning travel from China to other parts of the world amid the outbreak. Trump’s assertions have been made in White House COVID-19 media briefings.Claim: WHO was slow to respond”They called it wrong. They really – they missed the call. They could have called it months earlier. They would have known, and they should have known.  And they probably did know,” Trump said in the April 7 media briefing at the White House.According to the WHO’s own timeline of published statements, China first reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province, on Dec. 31, 2019. A day later, the WHO said it “set up the IMST (Incident Management Support Team) across the three levels of the organization: headquarters, regional headquarters and country level, putting the organization on an emergency footing for dealing with the


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