President Donald Trump is threatening to cut off funding for the World Health Organization.
To promote this idea, which many have suggested could result in America losing its standing in the world (or worse, creating situations where American lives abroad could be endangered), White House adviser Kellyanne Conway spoke on Fox News to explain why the administration had been so critical of WHO.
Conway, like Trump, tried to shift blame for the crisis in the U.S. onto the global organization.
“This is COVID-19, not COVID-1, folks. And so you would think the people charged with the World Health Organization facts and figures would be on top of” doing a better job of handling a pandemic, Conway argued.
Daily Show host Trevor Noah, broadcasting from his own couch, watched Conway’s argument, and responded initially with a one-worded answer: “Seriously?”
Conway’s approach made little sense to the comedian newsman, particularly the part where she didn’t seem to understand what the “19” in COVID-19 meant.
“You would think, one of the president’s top advisers would know that it’s called COVID-19 because it started in 2019, not because it’s the 19th COVID,” Noah said in his remarks.
The Daily Show host wasn’t quite sure, however, whether Conway’s ignorance was genuine or not.
“Sometimes I think Trump tells Kellyanne Conway to say dumb things on purpose just so that he looks smart in comparison,” Noah said, before doing an impression of Trump where he pretended the commander-in-chief had said that the president of Scotland was Shrek.
Noah also criticized the administration for even daring to think about cutting funding to WHO while coronavirus was still a problem around the globe.
“Even if you don’t think the WHO is perfect, the middle of a pandemic is not a good time to cut funding from a group that is an integral part of fighting coronavirus,” he said.
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