Not since it was established by the constitution on 7 April 1948, has the World Health Organization had to butt heads with the office of the president. Over the past few years, Donald Trump has led the charge with his heavy criticism of the Geneva-based multilateral organization.
On May 29, 2020, he announced that the U.S. would be withdrawing funding, and in turn its support, from the WHO. From day one of the coronavirus outbreak, President Trump was quick to lay the blame at the feet of the WHO.
The White House claimed that not only did the organization fail to respond quickly enough to the outbreak but that it was somehow being overly influenced by China.