House Speaker Pelosi calls Trump WHO decision senseless, dangerous

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference, following a Senate vote on the coronavirus relief bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding for the World Health Organization senseless and dangerous, and said it would be challenged.

“The President’s halting of funding to the WHO as it leads the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic is senseless,” Pelosi said in a statement. “This decision is dangerous, illegal and will be swiftly challenged.”

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Lisa Lambert