Trump on Romney's negative coronavirus test: 'I am so happy I can barely speak'

President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE on Wednesday responded to the news that Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyOn The Money: Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief | Relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority | Senate confirms Biden's picks for Commerce, top WH economist Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend Kinzinger: Trump just wants to 'stand in front of a crowd and be adored' MORE (R-Utah) has tested negative for coronavirus, 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.” He denied he was being sarcastic when pressed.

Romney and Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeOVERNIGHT ENERGY: House Democrats reintroduce road map to carbon neutrality by 2050 | Kerry presses oil companies to tackle climate change | Biden delays transfer of sacred lands for copper mine GOP senators question Amazon on removal of book about 'transgender moment' Judiciary Committee greenlights Garland's AG nomination MORE (R-Utah) both announced they would self-quarantine Sunday after Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate confirms Rouse as Biden's top economist Overnight Health Care: 50 million coronavirus vaccines given | Pfizer news | Biden health nominees Rand Paul criticized for questioning of transgender health nominee MORE (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.