WHO, what, when, where? How Trump’s rhetoric drives Twitter discourse about the World Health Organization

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that the United States would withhold funding to the World Health Organization pending an investigation of WHO’s coronavirus response. Trump has been critical of WHO since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic, claiming the global agency has had a “China-centric” approach to preventing the virus from spreading.

The United States gives more money to WHO annually than any other nation. World leaders and other prominent political figures are among thousands on Twitter who have criticized the president’s actions amid such turbulent times in the world’s history. Some argue that halting funds to WHO is a reckless decision when people’s lives are at stake, while others praise the decision.

Here is a glimpse at the varied sentiments surrounding Trump’s relationship with #WHO:

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