Fox’s Charles Payne Asks if WHO ‘Deliberately’ Got Coronavirus Wrong and Suggests Conspiracy with China
Fox News’ Charles Payne accused the World Health Organization of deliberately getting its initial response to Coronavirus wrong on Wednesday. Speaking to Fox & Friends, Payne suggested the organization had conspired with the Chinese government.
Payne was responding to a report that President Donald Trump threatened to cut funding to the WHO. Trump walked back the suggestion about 15 minutes later, but the Fox hosts failed to mention this at the top of the interview.
“It’s not that they got it wrong but perhaps they deliberately got it wrong and that’s the distinction we need to make here,” Payne said.
“I don’t know if you guys remember because the market was reacting to this every single day. It was a China story initially. President Xi was really aggressive with the World Health Organization and the world.”
“He more or less told them what to say and what to do and they did. And it’s really interesting, you know, between their tweets not being contagious human to human but also waiting for China to get it together before declaring it a global pandemic. It is absolutely remarkable.”
There is no evidence to support the claim that China and the WHO worked together to downplay the disease. Payne went on to discuss how much money the U.S. gives the WHO.
“We have voluntarily given so much more money than we would be on the call of duty all of those years so Americans should be upset but the world should be upset that this whole thing was run by China by President Xi.”