Trump reacts live to news Mitt Romney is in Coronavirus isolation

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President Trump lives rent-free in liberals’ heads, sending the pearl-clutching media into a meltdown over just a tone of voice or tilt of his head.

The president’s reaction and comment on Sunday to reports that Sen. Mitt Romney was self-isolating due to the coronavirus sent journalists and media outlets off the edge as they claimed he appeared to enjoy the news.


(Source: CNN)

During a press conference with Trump and his coronavirus task force on Sunday, ABC News correspondent Trevor Ault asked the president if he had had any contact recently with Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky who just tested positive for COVID-19.

“Gee, I think it was quite a while ago,” Trump replied. “It’s been a long time.”

In a follow-up question, Ault noted that four other senators were in isolation due to concerns over the virus and recently being in contact with Paul or others who had tested positive. The president appeared surprised as the reporter named Romney, and other GOP Senators Mike Lee of Utah, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Rick Scott of Florida.

“Romney’s in isolation?” Trump interrupted Ault who was asking if Senate rules requiring in-person voting could be suspended in order to vote and pass the current stimulus package to combat the effects of the pandemic.

“Yes,” the ABC News reporter replied.

“Gee, that’s too bad,” Trump said.

“Do I detect sarcasm there, sir?” Ault asked.

“No, none whatsoever,” Trump responded.

He immediately came under fire for his reaction, as critics insisted he was practically gloating over the news about Romney, who was the only Senate Republican to vote in favor of one of the impeachment articles against Trump during the impeachment proceedings.

Romney announced he would self-quarantine after Paul announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and just ahead of a procedural vote on the massive coronavirus stimulus package.

The liberal pack pounced on Trump over what they claimed was a dig at the Utah lawmaker who has been a vocal critic of the president.

Headlines making claims about Trump’s intentions followed suit.

“Trump Smirks When Reporter Tells Him Romney is in Coronavirus Isolation: ‘Gee, That’s Too Bad’,” Mediaite declared.

“Trump offers sympathy for Rand Paul, apparent snark for Mitt Romney, after coronavirus quarantines,” The Week reported, while HuffPost’s headline read, “‘Heartless’ Trump Slammed For Apparent Dig At Mitt Romney’s Coronavirus Quarantine.”

But many on Twitter defended the president and slammed his critics for creating a story out of nothing.

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