I sh*t you not… he said this.
After President Trump announced this week that the United States will halt monetary contributions to the WHO pending a review into the organization’s handling of the virus, specifically as it relates to the organization’s relationship with China, the South Carolina Republican recommended that Microsoft founder Bill Gates take over.
“What I want to see [is] a change of leadership because I think they conspired with China to downplay the nature of the virus,” Graham, a member on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said during a Thursday appearance on ABC’s The View. “They reported all through January there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. I’ve lost confidence. The money that’s being suspended will go to other people throughout the world to deal with health issues.”
“The WHO has great scientists, but it’s lost confidence — I’ve lost confidence in the leadership. So a guy like Bill Gates — if Bill Gates was in charge of the WHO, I would double the funding because I think we need a WHO, but he’s not,” he added.