President Trump said he’s “so happy” Sen. Mitt Romney tested negative for coronavirus, but still knocked the Utah lawmaker for being a Republican in name only.
“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!,” the president wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
Romney and fellow Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee said Sunday that they would self-quarantine after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced he had tested positive for the virus.
Their doctors suggested self-quarantine because they had come in contact with the Kentucky Republican before his test came back.
Trump told reporters, “Gee, that’s too bad,” when asked about Romney on Sunday during a White House briefing.
Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, was the only Republican to vote to convict Trump of abuse of power during a Senate impeachment trial in February.