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Reports that emerged Friday that President Donald Trump is mulling restoring funding to the discredited, propaganda-spewing World Health Organization were so stunning they inspired physician Dr. Marc Siegel to beg the president on live television to not go through with the reported plan.
“I have a message for President Trump tonight: Please don’t sign anything that restores funding to the World Health Organization before there’s a huge overhaul of the World Health Organization,” Siegel, a Fox News contributor, said during an appearance late Friday on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“I’m not talking about the worker bees. I’m not talking about the scientists. I’m not talking about people that really toil hard. I’m talking about from the top.”
Listen to his remarks below (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):
When he said “from the top,” he meant officials like WHO commissioner Tedros Adhanom, who’s jumped through hoops to protect China — the very country responsible for the global coronavirus pandemic — from criticism.
“On Jan. 21st … [Chinese President Xi Jinping] called him and said delay warning the world,” Siegel noted. “On Feb. 13, Tedros, who’s not a physician, praised Xi’s commitment to stopping this outbreak. And then on Feb. 15th, he actually said at the Munich Security Conference that the World Health Organization believed that China’s attempts to control this outbreak had brought the world time.”
Everything Siegel alleged was true, though he missed a couple of critical dates.
On Jan. 14th, the WHO touted China’s lie that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus. On Feb. 7th, the WHO reportedly said masks aren’t needed to protect from the coronavirus. And on Feb. 22th, the WHO advised against instituting bans on international travel.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
Dr Fauci: WHO boss ‘really an outstanding person’, done ‘very well’ on coronavirus.
Jan 14: No clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus
Feb 7: Masks don’t necessarily protect you
Feb 22: No benefit to stopping international travel pic.twitter.com/R69p9BkcXl
— Mike Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) April 10, 2020
Siegel also meant officials like Dr. Ren Minghui.
“Dr. Ren is the assistant director of the WHO. He’s in charge … of communicable diseases. He was a public health official for China for 30 years before moving to the WHO,” he said.
“Yesterday, Dr. Ren tweeted he’s very concerned about the mental health of the world. He’s very concerned that we put a huge investment into the mental health of the world because of all the damage to our world psyche that this pandemic is going to do.”
#COVIDー19 pandemic is highlighting the need to urgently increase investment in services for #MentalHealth or risk a massive increase in mental health conditions in the coming months. A policy brief on COVID-19 & mental health issued by @UN today. https://t.co/YAL9F9nHoR
— Ren Minghui 任明辉 (@RMinghui) May 14, 2020
“I agree with that, but I have a message for Dr. Ren as well: Had the WHO done what they were supposed to do, had we gotten the correct information … had the CDC known about this, had we been warned, maybe we wouldn’t be dealing with these ravages to our physical and mental health,” Siegel added.
The WHO has been wrong at every step of the process, though for some inexplicable reason it continues to garner praise from the likes of liberal Democrats, members of the left-wing media and even Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Reports of the president’s plans to re-fund the discredited organization were issued by FNC host Tucker Carlson earlier Friday evening.
“The Trump administration is on the brink …. of resuming U.S. Funding of the World Health Organization,” he claimed. “Last month the administration cut off U.S. Funding at the president’s direction. That amounts to about $400 million a year.”
“They did this, as the president explained, because the World Health Organization badly mishandled and lied about the coronavirus pandemic and of course was nauseatingly subservient to the government of China.”
“But tonight this program has obtained a draft letter that would partly restore that funding. We’re told the president supposedly has agreed to sign the letter if he hasn’t already. It’d be interesting to know who convinced him to do that,” Carlson added.
Some suspect Fauci may be to blame:
And now Fauci has convinced Trump to fund it again and says the who has potential. What is that all about?!!!🙄
— Martha H Wood (@marthaonfire) May 16, 2020
No! Cut the WHO and fire Fauci!
— MooseNTn (@moose_tn) May 16, 2020
No WHO funding! Fauci and WHO are part of the anti-American cabal hellbent on destroying the presidency of @realDonaldTrump.
— ROK_H112 (@H112Rok) May 16, 2020
“Despite [its] shortcomings, I believe that the WHO still has tremendous potential, and want to see the WHO live up to this potential, particularly now during this global crisis,” the draft letter reportedly reads.
“That is why I’ve decided the United States will continue to partner and work with the WHO … China owes a massive debt to the entire world, and it can start with paying its fair share to the WHO.”
The latter part does admittedly sound like something the president would say given his vocal complaints about other countries not paying their fair share.
Listen to Carlson’s full report below: