Trump Buried In Scorn Over Incredibly Sarcastic Tweet About Mitt Romney’s Negative COVID-19 Test
President Donald Trump on Wednesday responded to the news that Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has tested negative for coronavirus, sarcastically tweeting that he was “so happy I can barely speak!”
“This is really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “He may have been a terrible presidential candidate and an even worse U.S. Senator, but he is a RINO [Republican In Name Only], and I like him a lot!”
Romney was the only Republican senator to vote to convict Trump during his impeachment trial earlier this year and the Utah senator has often been the target of the president’s ire.
At a briefing Sunday, Trump responded to the news of Romney’s isolation awaiting test results with, “Gee, that’s too bad,” denying he was being sarcastic when pressed.
Romney and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) both announced they would self-quarantine Sunday after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced he had tested positive for the virus, with both citing recent contacts with the Kentucky senator.
On Tuesday Romney confirmed he had tested negative but said he would remember in isolation for the remainder of the two-week period.
Read Trump’s response below:
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
Twitter users were not amused:
Shame on you. Your sarcasm here during this #NationalEmergency, mocking the health of another human being, is unconscionable, and further demonstrates that you’re massively unfit for this job…#TrumpPlague #coronavirus
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) March 25, 2020
Karma is going to have a field day with you
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) March 25, 2020
— Rick K (@RickKyker) March 25, 2020
Hey GOP: This is your leader. Be proud of the fact your headed by a cruel, vindictive, thin skinned soon to be one term President!
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 25, 2020
Stop with the sarcasm.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) March 25, 2020
Says the guy who only became a Republican to run for office. What an assclown.
— #RandomWhiteGuy (@coleyworld) March 25, 2020
— Morten Øverbye (@morten) March 25, 2020
I can’t believe this is a real tweet.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 25, 2020
No words for you.
The 52 cowards who allowed you to continue after overwhelming evidence of criminal corruption, however, are culpable.
They are allowing you to spend valuable time mocking their party's former Presidential candidate for not dying.#BurnTheGOPDown
— chris diamond (@stuckwithafork) March 25, 2020
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