Trump says US is ending relationship with the World Health Organization

President Donald Trump receives a briefing in the Oval Office May 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Doug MIlls-Pool/Getty Images)

President Trump said on Friday that the U.S. is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting funds amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

During an announcement in the Rose Garden at the White House, Trump said the U.S. will also sanction Chinese officials responsible for eroding autonomy of Hong Kong.

“The Chinese government has continually violated its promises to us and so many other nations,” Trump said.