You would think, as a former first lady, Michelle Obama’s first desire during this time of world chaos and crisis would be to do everything within her power to help America out. After all, she can’t have it said that she and her once presidential husband did nothing to assist in lives being saved and needs being met.
And yet, the most significant thing she has done so far is to raise millions of dollars for the World Health Organization or WHO. Yes, the same WHO who sided with China, again and again, praising the communist nation on their coronavirus efforts while they helped it cover up their failures and the fact that they alone are to blame for how far and fast the virus spread throughout the world.
Now, to be fair, the fundraising event Michelle helped put together wasn’t only for the WHO, but nearly half of the funds went directly to the not so competent organization.
A news release from Global Citizen, the nongovernmental group that hosted the event, said, “Following One World: Together At Home, a historical global broadcasting event, Global Citizen together with Lady Gaga, announced $127 million in commitments to date in support of health care workers in the fight against the COVID-1 pandemic.”
Of that $124 million, $55.1 million was to be sent to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the WHO. The other $72.8 million is going to “local and regional responders,” according to the statement. It also stated that the WHO would be using these funds to “support the vaccine development alliance Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and UNICEF.”
Well, at least the UN Foundation, which powers the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO recognizes that something needs to change in how they prepare for things like this in the future, as well as work really hard to create a vaccine for the virus, they helped to spread.
But Michelle Obama was not alone in her will to put this event together. Former first lady Laura Bush, whose family does not agree with most that Trump does, was right beside Michelle in her support for the WHO, as well as her deliberate defiance of President Trump.
Together, the two compiled quite a list of bands to perform for the virtual concert event last weekend. For those of the younger crowd, the event featured performances by Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, and Shawn Mendes. For the slightly older names like the Rolling Stones, Celine Dion, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Elton John. Also making appearances were Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Fallon, David and Victoria Beckham, and Samuel L. Jackson.
I have to note one thing here. While we might not exactly like the idea of some of our favorite actors and musicians playing for the WHO, this is what their job requires. They play music and perform for all kinds of events worldwide. And when they do, they don’t stand for anything much besides themselves.
Now, I’m not saying they don’t support good causes or have a set of standards. What I’m saying here is that it is their name on the headline.
In contrast, when former first ladies like Michelle and Mrs. Bush speak, it is implied that they speak for America, not just themselves. They, as first ladies, are held to a higher standard, one that will forever be expected to put America first.
And yet this event, one that purposefully supported the WHO, did the exact opposite. The WHO is supposed to be an organization that helps to protect the world by working to keep it healthy, advising nations on how to prepare for and handle health crises when they come. Instead, under the leadership of a very communist loving director-general, the WHO drove the car that led to not just America’s but the world’s devastation.
It had the power and ability to help China control the virus very early on, as it received information from several sources warning of how dangerous this could be. And yet, they only listened to the communist regime of China’s advice, damning the world in the process.
Nation after nation has condemned the WHO for their actions or lack thereof, including the US. But because of a deep vein of Trump Derangement Syndrome, Michelle Obama, just like the WHO, is ignoring the facts based on bias. She would rather see Trump scorned and ousted than the world succeed and beat this virus, apparently.