CNN’s Christiane Amanpour faced a growing backlash on social media Thursday after the network anchor directly compared the World Health Organization with New York City firefighters “in the aftermath of 9/11.”
“Defunding @WHO in the middle of a pandemic is like pulling the plug on firefighters in the aftermath of 9/11,” posted Amanpour on Twitter.
Defunding @WHO in the middle of a pandemic is like pulling the plug on firefighters in the aftermath of 9/11.
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) April 15, 2020
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi publicly sided with the World Health Organization Wednesday; vowing to fight the Trump administration’s “dangerous” move to cut funding for the group.
“This is another case, as I have said, of the president’s ineffective response, that ‘a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others,’” Pelosi said Wednesday.
“This decision is dangerous, illegal and will be swiftly challenged,” Pelosi said.
“We can only be successful in defeating this global pandemic through a coordinated international response with respect for science and data,” she continued. “But sadly, as he has since Day One, the president is ignoring global health experts, disregarding science and undermining the heroes fighting on the frontline, at great risk to the lives and livelihoods of Americans and people around the world.”
“The WHO failed in this duty, and must be held accountable,” Trump said Tuesday.
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