Trump Sarcastically Cheers Romney Testing Negative For Coronavirus: ‘So Happy I Can Barely Speak’

President Donald Trump holds a news conference with members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the COVID-19 outbreak at the White House on February 26, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLD... President Donald Trump holds a news conference with members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the COVID-19 outbreak at the White House on February 26, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 25, 2020 9:07 a.m.
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On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump congratulated Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) for not getting infected with COVID-19 in a tweet dripping with sarcasm.

“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!”

Romney announced late Tuesday afternoon that he had tested negative for the coronavirus but would remain in quarantine. He took the test after Sen. Rand Paul, whom Romney had sat next to for “extended periods in recent days,” came down with the illness.

Trump has been raking Romney over the coals ever since the Utah lawmaker broke ranks with the rest of the GOP Senate caucus and voted to impeach the President for abuse of power in February.

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