Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the United States would be completely pulling their funding of the World Health Organization because he believes that they are the ones responsible for the pandemic by not acting quickly enough to stop it. This is untrue, but it gives Trump a new enemy to shift the blame to. The reality is that Trump was already wanting to cut funding for the group by half before the pandemic began, and Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains why.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced