The Daily Beast reports:
During his appearance on ABC’s This Week, Ben Carson was asked by anchor George Stephanopoulos what plan was in place for the ship when it docked as 21 passengers, 19 of which are crew members, have already tested positive for the virus.
“The cruise ship personnel and, as you know, the vice president met with the CEOs of the major cruise ship companies yesterday, and they are coming up with a plan within 72 hours of that meeting,” Carson replied.
“The ship is docking tomorrow,” Stephanopoulos interjected. “The plan will be in place by that time,” the HUD secretary countered. “But I don’t want to preview the plan right now.”
Asked for details about how Trump’s White House will manage thousands of passengers aboard a cruise ship where 21 passengers have tested positive for the coronavirus, noted crisis manager Ben Carson says he doesn’t “want to preview the plan right now.”
— Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) March 8, 2020
ABC News: cruise ship with CORONA Virus is docking in CALIFORNIA tomorrow
Ben Carson: we’ll have a plan in 72 Hours
ABC: No, I said tomorrow
Ben Carson: it’s all good bro! President has a plan. 72 hours. Chill pic.twitter.com/PglMrGOghr
— Daniel Newmaη (@DanielNewman) March 8, 2020