- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 25, 2020

President Trump tweeted his sarcastic relief on Wednesday about Republican Sen. Mitt Romney testing negative for the COVID-19 disease.

“This is really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak,” the president 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!

RINO stands for “Republican In Name Only.”

Mr. Romney was the only GOP senator to vote to convict the president on an article of impeachment last month.

The Utah senator announced on Tuesday that he had tested negative for the disease.

“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,” Mr. Romney said.

Republican strategist John Weaver, who worked with the late Sen. John McCain, tweeted at the president in response: “What the holy hell is wrong with you? People are dying all across the nation, due in part to your inaction, and you are taking time to mock a good man? You are a sorry pathetic excuse of a human. Unfit to lead anything. Save America by resigning!”

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