Donald Trump says he is considering restoring some funding to WHO

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In the event the US matches China's participation, since the Fox report signaled, it's fresh funding level will probably be approximately one-tenth its preceding funding amount of roughly $400 million annually.

The U.S. was the WHO's biggest funder.

The letter says the United States will consider increasing the funding if China does so.

As per a Fox News report, the Trump administration has agreed to pay what China now pays in contributions to the WHO.

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FOX News reported on Friday that it had obtained a draft letter to the WHO.

Trump suspended USA contributions to the World Health Organization last month, accusing it of promoting China's "disinformation" about the coronavirus outbreak, although World Health Organization officials denied the accusation and China said it was transparent and open.

"On January 28, after meeting with President Xi in Beijing, you praised the Chinese government for its "transparency" with respect to the coronavirus, announcing that China had set a "new standard for outbreak control" and "bought the world time".

He said that Chinese leader Xi Jinping reportedly pressured the WHO on January 21 "not to declare the coronavirus outbreak an emergency", and that the WHO only changed course on January 30, when faced with "overwhelming evidence" to declare a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern".

"They gave us a lot of bad advice", he said.

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"She also did not hesitate to criticise China for endangering global health by attempting to cover up the outbreak.", the president said.

Trump also accused the World Health Organization of putting political correctness above saving lives and taking China's claims about the outbreak at face value.

During a virtual assembly, Tedros acknowledged there had been shortcomings and told the assembly he welcomed calls for a review. In his letter, Trump claimed the review found, among other things, that the World Health Organization "consistently ignored credible reports of the virus spreading in Wuhan in early December 2019 or even earlier" and "repeatedly made claims about the coronavirus that were either grossly inaccurate or misleading".

Earlier this year, Trump was complimentary of China, tweeting on January 24 that Beijing "has been working very hard to contain the coronavirus".

It is noted that the United States will be ready to increase funding for WHO only if China increases its funding for this organization.

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The letter says the US would take into account growing funding if China did in order properly.

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