In the face of a global pandemic and protests across the country, President Donald Trump announced at a Friday afternoon news conference that the U.S. is ending its partnership with the World Health Organization.
"We will be, today, terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to worldwide, and deserving, urgent global public health needs," he said.
BREAKING: "We will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization" and redirecting funds, Pres. Trump says. The announcement followed comments in the Rose Garden highly critical of China. https://t.co/zYfUs886AF pic.twitter.com/YMNVZa8D18— ABC News (@ABC) May 29, 2020