(Right Country) – What in the name of all that is holy is Lindsey Graham thinking?
Last month, when President Donald Trump announced that he would be halting funding to the globalist World Health Organization, Sen. Lindsey Graham called for a change in leadership for the UN organization.
Now, weeks later, Trump is poised to restore part of the funding back to the WHO, and Graham has floated who he thinks should take Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ place.
Bill friggin Gates.
“What I want to see [is] a change of leadership because I think they conspired with China to downplay the nature of the virus,” Graham told ABC’s “The View” last month.
“They reported all through January there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. I’ve lost confidence. The money that’s being suspended will go to other people throughout the world to deal with health issues,” he added.
“The WHO has great scientists, but it’s lost confidence — I’ve lost confidence in the leadership. So a guy like Bill Gates — if Bill Gates was in charge of the WHO, I would double the funding because I think we need a WHO, but he’s not,” Graham said.
The WHO has faced harsh scrutiny for the way it handled the coronavirus, carrying water for the Communist Chinese regime.
“Dr. Tedros Adhanom has thoroughly disgraced himself and his organization for four years, but particularly throughout this virus epidemic,” Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Friday, as he reported on a draft letter obtained by “Tucker Carlson Tonight”.
“We’re told the president supposedly has agreed to sign the letter if he hasn’t already,” Carlson said, referring to a five-page draft which is addressed to the WHO’s Director-General and reportedly said the U.S. “will continue to partner and work with the WHO and agree to pay up to what China pays in assessed contributions.”
Dr. Mark Siegel, Fox News’ contributor, urged the president not to restore funding to the agency until it has undergone a “huge overhaul.”
Trump on brink of restoring WHO funding, letter reveals. Dr. Siegel begs, ‘please don’t sign anything’ https://t.co/idvDsb74H0
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 16, 2020
Trump responded directly to Fox Business host Lou Dobbs when the Fox Business host questioned how prudent it was to restore funding to the WHO.
POTUS replied that “this is just one of numerous concepts being considered.”
Lou, this is just one of numerous concepts being considered under which we would pay 10% of what we have been paying over many years, matching much lower China payments. Have not made final decision. All funds are frozen. Thanks! https://t.co/xQUzHy4NDa
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2020
Why Graham thinks that Gates, who he himself has criticized, would be a good pick to head the WHO is beyond reason.
Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 15, 2020
BizPac Review notes:
Gates, whose charity foundation is already the second-largest donor to the organization, pledged an additional $150 million contribution with his wife, Melinda Gates, to the WHO last month following the president’s decision.
“I have a lot of respect for Bill Gates and his work in the public health arena,” Graham said in a statement last month.
“The Gates Foundation, under Bill and Melinda’s leadership, has a reputation for investing in programs which are well-run and produce results,” he added, before offering a caveat. “However, Bill Gates’ decision to defend the performance of the WHO during the coronavirus crisis and current WHO leadership ignores overwhelming evidence of China bias and incompetence.”
The software developer has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, and said in March that the U.S. “did not act fast enough to have an ability to avoid the [coronavirus] shutdown.” Gates called Trump’s decision to defund the WHO “as dangerous as it sounds.”
The Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network, a testing program funded by Gates, was halted by the Trump administration this week as it appeared to have ventured beyond the original scope of its studies.