The Week reports:
Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli, who is the top member of President Trump’s coronavirus task force, was having trouble accessing an online map produced by Johns Hopkins University of the virus’ spread. So, he took to Twitter to ask if anyone else was having trouble with the website.
He quickly realized the map was behind a paywall, much to his chagrin. But while Cuccinelli expressed dismay over the university’s decision to restrict access during a time of global concern, others pointed out that it was actually little more worrisome that the U.S. government’s task force leader was struggling with such a simple issue in the first place.
tfw you’re running DHS, but get thwarted by a paywall and have to just let the pandemic run its course as a result pic.twitter.com/PSbTpQPZik
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) February 24, 2020
Ken Cuccinelli, the #2 official at Homeland Security, is top DHS official on the Trump admin’s coronavirus task force. Someone please get him a Johns Hopkins membership. https://t.co/YWgezui0GP
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) February 24, 2020
You are fucking joking. Please tell me you are joking you anti-science fascist.
Maybe call the CDC or the other government agencies you’ve sought to dismember and discredit your entire career???
— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) February 24, 2020
I agree. The question is why doesn’t our government have this information and why is it depending on Johns Hopkins?
— Molly (@MadMolly10) February 24, 2020
Because he gutted the dept to build his wall.
The wall can’t stop immigration, and it can’t stop the virus.
— BISSYGUMDROPS. GOP? HEADS ON A PIKE. (@bissygumdrops) February 24, 2020