Trump suspended U.S. contributions to the World Health Organization last month, accusing it of promoting China's "disinformation" about the coronavirus outbreak, although World Health Organization officials denied the accusation and China said it was transparent and open.
In a letter addressed to WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus, posted on Trump's Twitter account, the president said the review has underscored concerns and other issues that should be addressed, especially the agency's "alarming lack of independence" from China.
"I can not allow American taxpayer dollars to continue to finance an organization that, in its present state, is so clearly not serving America's interests", the letter says.
"I'm proud that the United Kingdom is leading this work, that we're the biggest donor to the global effort to find a vaccine and that United Kingdom research efforts are leading the way to build on this".
"Throughout the crisis, the World Health Organization has been curiously insistent on praising China for its alleged "transparency".notwithstanding that Chnia has been anything but transparent", the president said, adding "The only way forward for the World Health Organization is if it can actually demonstrate independence from China. we do not have time to waste".
"WHO sounded the alarm early, and we sounded it often".
Trump said his administration has begun discussions with the World Health Organization on reforms. "If he thinks they need more power, then member states should agree and delegate it more".
Trump slammed the WHO for inaction on warnings coming from Taiwanese health officials, medical reports, and Chinese doctors who had been treating infected patients.
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European foreign affairs spokeswoman Virginie Battu-Henriksson said: 'This is the time for solidarity, not the time for finger pointing or for undermining multilateral cooperation'.
WHO's normally bureaucratic annual assembly this week has been overshadowed by mutual recriminations and political sniping between the US and China.
But others have suggested that the funding suspension be used as leverage to force the World Health Organization to adopt changes to what the administration sees as its pro-China bias. "They provide expert guidance and not enforcement by law".
The United States alone has reported more than 1.5 million infections and over 90,000 deaths as of 4:03 p.m. (2003 GMT), according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.
Mr Trump has called the WHO health body a "puppet of China" and had threatened to permanently freeze United States funding.
Scroll down to read Trump's letter in full. The agency has previously noted that it declared a global health emergency on January 30, when there were fewer than 100 cases of coronavirus outside of China.
The Trump administration has claimed that World Health Organization criticized a U.S.travel ban that Trump ordered on people arriving from China.
France's president, Emmanuel Macron, said that "only if we join forces together will we beat this pandemic, and we need the World Health Organization for its irreplaceable coordinating role, for its scientific expertise, for its knowledge of the situation on the ground". All stories linked in the newsletter are free to access.