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Trump threatens to make WHO funding freeze permanent

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 19, 2020, 4:24 AM UTCBy Phil HelselPresident Donald Trump on Monday threatened to make the freeze on U.S. funding for the World Health Organization permanent.He also laid out allegations of "missteps" in the way the agency responded to the coronavirus in a letter he said he sent to the WHO's leader.The letter, which was posted to Trump's Twitter account and comes midway through the World Health Assembly, is addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. It accuses the organization of an "alarming lack of independence from the People's Republic of China."The coronavirus outbreak began in W ...