Trump officially pulls US out of WHO amid pandemic, Angry Internet calls it 'an attempt at dictatorship'
People are calling out the president for politicizing a pandemic and cutting ties with the esteemed health organization
Despite the ongoing global health crisis owing to coronavirus which has claimed hundreds and thousands of lives and a surge in fatalities with each passing day, President Donald Trump has decided to officially withdraw the US from the World Health Organization.
Nearly a month after Trump blasted WHO for its relationship with China, Congress received a formal notification regarding the decision on Tuesday, July 7, reports USA Today. Reportedly, the White House has said that the withdrawal would take effect on July 6, 2021. Soon after the news broke, former US vice president and presidential nominee Joe Biden took to Twitter to comment on Trump’s move saying, "Americans are safer when America is engaged in strengthening global health. On my first day as President, I will rejoin the @WHO and restore our leadership on the world stage."
While Trump administration has recently come under fire for urging the Supreme Court to strike out Obamacare, the decision regarding pulling US out of WHO has enraged people further.
One internet user on Twitter expressed, “Orange boy wonder wants to pull us out of the World Health Organization also known as The WHO, during a pandemic and wants to overturn the Affordable Care Act. So no vaccine and no healthcare (Unless you’re rich of course). This is looking like an attempt at dictatorship.” Another wrote, “Why tf did he withdraw from World Health Organization(WHO)? Keep in mind the organization are the worlds top scientists and doctors."
Trump is also being criticized for his political move amid a pandemic as internet users are calling him out for being utterly irresponsible as a leader. “Only @realDonaldTrump would find a way to politicize a global pandemic to such a degree that he would find justification for disavowing the f****ng WORLD Health Organization. Masks, gloves, and scrubs are for suckers. Tin foil hats are in!” tweeted one.
Another added to the previous tweet, “Only the most disastrous administration & the most ignorant man alive would do this! Republicans silent as Trump officially begun to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization as pandemic spikes."