Matt Gaetz says he and other Republicans saw Trump’s threat to pull WHO funding coming

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Rep. Matt Gaetz said he and other Republican members of Congress were tipped off over the weekend that President Trump was considering permanently pulling funding from the World Health Organization.

“I observed compelling arguments particularly from my congressional colleagues on the fallacy of that relationship with the World Health Organization,” Gaetz told the Daily Caller on Monday. “It is my expectation that the United States will not be engaging as a funder of the World Health Organization now, at the China level, at any other reduce level — in the absence of major structural changes.”

Trump threatened Monday night to make his temporary halt in funding to the WHO permanent if the group did not commit to substantive improvements.

“My Administration has already started discussions with you on how to reform the organization,” Trump said in a letter to…

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