The World Health Organization (WHO) has parroted falsehoods about the coronavirus since early January. It pushed a false claim from Chinese authorities that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the virus. WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said his organization opposed President Donald Trump’s January decision to close travel from China. The president announced a halt in WHO funding on Tuesday, and like clockwork, left-wing heads in Hollywood exploded.
Frozen actor Josh Gad fired of this fake news-packed screed. “WHO warns Trump of impending Pandemic. Trump mocks virus as hoax. Virus washes onto our shores. WHO offers tests. Trump tells them says no. Many Americans still can’t get tested. WHO works to help find treaments & vaccine with global support. Trumps cuts funding to WHO,” Gad said.
WHO warns Trump of impending Pandemic. Trump mocks virus as hoax. Virus washes onto our shores. WHO offers tests. Trump tells them says no. Many Americans still can’t get tested. WHO works to help find treaments & vaccine with global support. Trumps cuts funding to WHO. https://t.co/Zu0szpvsUg
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 14, 2020
Alec Baldwin offered up this very detailed and insightful take. “The WHO has done a lot of good in this world. So naturally, a jealous, myopic, blame seeking Trump hates them.”
The WHO has done a lot of good in this world.
So naturally, a jealous, myopic, blame seeking Trump hates them. https://t.co/f0dY2hB9tY
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 14, 2020
“Had a bad dream that the U.S. was cutting funding to the World Health Organization during a deadly, global pandemic. Woke up to find out it was true,” The Office star Rainn Wilson said.
Had a bad dream that the U.S. was cutting funding to the World Health Organization during a deadly, global pandemic. Woke up to find out it was true.
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) April 14, 2020
It is a fact — a fact not acknowledged by the aforementioned Hollywood leftist rage-tweeting Trump — that the coronavirus that’s killed more than 26,000 Americans, upended the lives of millions, and has thrown the world into a depression originated in China.
“The origin of the new coronavirus is the wildlife sold illegally in a Wuhan seafood market,” Gao Fu, director of China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told a briefing in January. There’s no evidence, to date, of any viral presence of COVID-19 outside of China before the first Wuhan, China, cases. There are ample quotes from Chinese officials on its origin before Beijing changed its tune.
Still, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director General slammed President Trump after he ordered travel restrictions from China on January 31. “There is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade,” Ghebreyesus said on February 2. He also said that the Travel restrictions weren’t unnecessary to stop the pandemic and could “have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.”
Even the left-wing Associated Press is acknowledging that the Chinese Communist Party and it leaders hid the truth from the world that a deadly pandemic was spreading in Wuhan in January, while thousands of people congregated and travel from the infected city and surrounding regions around the world.
These facts didn’t stop celebs from melting down after President Trump announced he’s freezing taxpayer funding to the WHO, which amounts annually to roughly $500 million.
Director Rob Reiner exploded with this screed.
There are no words to describe the sickness and ignorance on display in the Rose Garden today. Suffice it to say calling The President of the United States a fucking moron is being kind.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) April 14, 2020
Did the president just say he would withhold aid?
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) April 14, 2020
Actor Wendell Pierce had the character limit here to offer details about how and why the WHO is deserving of your tax dollars but he didn’t.
2000+ are dying everyday and our President ends funding to the World Health Organization during a worldwide pandemic.
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) April 14, 2020
Alyssa Milano attempted sarcasm here.
He’s halting WHO funding during a pandemic. Makes sense.
NO, IT DOESN’T. https://t.co/A6848j67nE
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 14, 2020
As did Chelsea Handler.
Trump to the World Health Organization: “telling the truth would have been so easy.”
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 14, 2020
And here’s actor Billy Baldwin with a talking point-packed rant full of falsehoods.
Proposed CDC cuts.
Downsizes Pandemic Response Team.
Warned… yet waits 70 days.
Rejects #WHO tests.
Not enough tests, masks, PPE or ventilators.
“Takes no responsibility”
Claims he has “ultimate authority.”
Halts #WorldHealthOrganization funding.#TrumpPressConference https://t.co/IAPM6UZ62b
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) April 14, 2020
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