Mitt Romney says he tested negative for the coronavirus. Donald Trump mocked the news.


Sen. Mitt Romney introduced Tuesday that he had examined unfavourable for COVID-19, and President Donald Trump says he’s overjoyed by the information.

“This is really great news!” Trump wrote Wednesday morning in a tweet that rapidly turned sarcastic, mocking the previous Massachusetts governor-turned-Utah senator.

“I am so happy I can barely speak,” the president continued. “He may have been a terrible presidential candidate and an even worse U.S. Senator, but he is a RINO, and I like him a lot!”

This is admittedly nice information! I’m so completely satisfied I can barely converse. He might have been a horrible presidential candidate and an excellent worse U.S. Senator, however he’s a RINO, and I like him loads!

— Donald J. Trump (@actualDonaldTrump) March 25, 2020

A fellow Republican, Romney has been one of many few distinguished members of the occasion keen to vocally criticize Trump, although the 73-year-old senator often votes in step with the president. He was additionally the one Republican to vote to convict Trump throughout his Senate impeachment trial final month.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, folks over the age of 65 have the very best threat of dying because of the new coronavirus.

Romney’s workplace introduced Sunday that the senator was self-quarantining after having sat subsequent to Sen. Rand Paul, who just lately examined optimistic for COVID-19. While he was not displaying signs, Romney was examined for the illness and introduced Tuesday afternoon that the outcomes have been unfavourable. Still, in step with CDC tips for these uncovered to the virus, Romney mentioned he would proceed to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Thankfully I’ve examined unfavourable for COVID-19. Nevertheless, steering from my doctor, in step with the CDC tips, requires me to stay in quarantine because the take a look at doesn’t rule out the onset of signs throughout the 14-day interval.

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 24, 2020

Trump first realized that Romney and a number of other different Republican senators have been self-quarantining throughout a coronavirus press briefing Sunday. His response was related.

“Romney’s in isolation,” the president mentioned. “Gee, that’s too bad.”

Asked if his remarks have been laced with a touch of sarcasm, Trump mentioned they weren’t.

“None whatsoever,” he added.

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