Trump 'So Happy' About Romney's Coronavirus Results

Politico describes president's tweet as being one of 'mock excitement'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2020 10:45 AM CDT
Trump 'So Happy' About Romney's Coronavirus Results
President Trump speaks during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Mitt Romney remains in self-quarantine even though he announced Tuesday afternoon that he'd tested negative for COVID-19 after being in close contact with Sen. Rand Paul. On Wednesday, President Trump commented on the test results in a tweet the Salt Lake Tribune describes as containing "a measure of snark" and that "appeared to feign mock excitement," as Politico puts it.

The president shared an article from Breitbart News regarding the senator's health and wrote, "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!" (RINO meaning Republican in name only.) Multiple outlets are noting that Romney's wife, Ann, has multiple sclerosis, a condition that elevates her risk level in terms of the coronavirus. (More President Trump stories.)

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