Ben Carson Pummeled on Twitter for Not Revealing Plan for Coronavirus Ship: ‘We Are So, So F*cked’
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson did not impress a lot of people with his answer on how the Trump administration is going to deal with a cruise ship approaching the U.S. that’s at the center of a coronavirus outbreak.
On ABC’s This Week, Carson was repeatedly asked about the government’s plans for the Grand Princess, a cruise liner that 3,500 passengers are expected to disembark from in California on Monday. Twenty-one people on the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, but instead of elaborating on what kind of strategy is being put into place, Carson said “the plan will be in place by that time, but I don’t want to preview the plan right now.” He later said the plan was not yet “fully formulated.”
Carson’s answer did not provide viewers with confidence, for many of them have taken to Twitter in order to ridicule him and pan the Trump administration at large for not doing more to address the coronavirus pandemic.
You guys, I think we’re fucked https://t.co/kv94l7yLvW
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) March 8, 2020
Don’t tell the virus. You never know what it will do. https://t.co/zjjbPqUjnH
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 8, 2020
He thinks the virus watches TV. https://t.co/g03eSUIuH6
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) March 8, 2020
Ben Carson said the Affordable Care Act, which provided health care to 20 million Americans, was "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."
He kinda lost his credibility a long time before the Trump administration bungled the coronavirus response. https://t.co/MyXfZ2khBi
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) March 8, 2020
Why the hell not? The whole world is watching. https://t.co/xodRIs83qV
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 8, 2020
It’s a plan. Big plan. Really big plan. You’ll love the plan https://t.co/6EGqeR67qv
— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) March 8, 2020
Carson is right. The last thing you want to do is give the coronavirus a chance to adjust to their plans. https://t.co/EgOok6Zlgp
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 8, 2020
My lord…Are you kidding me? https://t.co/zHl64PNXVX
— Ian Hest (@IanHest) March 8, 2020
— Yvette d'Entremont (@TheSciBabe) March 8, 2020
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