According to Stoller, both the WHO and China are problems that should not be undermined by Trump's critics for the sake of attacking the president.
"No only is the WHO a problematic organization, but polling shows nearly all American voters think China is a problem. You know why? Because it is a big f*cking problem. That's why Trump is going to run on it. And if your answer is 'he's just a xenophobe' you lose."
As reported by National Post, conservatives in Canada have also expressed concern over the WHO and its relationship with China. In particular, the Conservative Party of Canada expressed concern about the accuracy of WHO data — which the Canadian government has been reliant on — and the influence that China has on the organization.
As reported by CNN, Trump claims that the WHO funding is halted pending a review of its role in "severely mismanaging and covering up" the spread of COVID-19. The announcement comes as Trump continues to face harsh criticism for his failure to act early on during the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.