On Tuesday afternoon, Mitt Romney announced he’d tested negative for coronavirus.
Thankfully I’ve tested negative for COVID-19. Nevertheless, guidance from my physician, consistent with the CDC guidelines, requires me to remain in quarantine as the test does not rule out the onset of symptoms during the 14-day period.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 24, 2020
President Trump responded to the news on Twitter Wednesday morning, in a very Trumpian way.
“This is really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak,” Trump tweeted. “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 really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak. 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! https://t.co/42zpWW9vzy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2020
This sarcastic tweet comes days after Trump’s infamous reaction to a question about Romney and other senators in isolation.
“Romney’s in isolation? Gee, that’s too bad,” he added.
When asked if there was any sarcasm in his comment, Trump said, “None whatsoever.”
I’m not sure what benefit Trump sees in making clearly sarcastic remarks about a senator in regard to the coronavirus. I can’t imagine it outweighs the negatives. Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic so far is getting high marks from the public, it seems like he shouldn’t say things that might turn people against him.