One hallmark of the presidency of Donald Trump is his reaction to anyone who criticizes him, disagrees with him or fails to praise him sufficiently.
Name calling, bullying and general pettiness is how Trump routinely responds.
So Wednesday's reaction to news regarding the health of the only GOP Senator to vote for Trump's conviction—Utah's Senator Mitt Romney—was pretty standard fair.
Right wing publication Breitbart shared news that despite being one of the Senators exposed to the virus behind the current public health crisis, Romney tested negative. Trump retweeted Breitbart's post on Twitter.
Trump captioned the retweet:
"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!"
This is really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak. He may have been a terrible presidential candidate and… https://t.co/KjxQ69Gioa— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1585136208.0
RINO is the term coined by Tea Partiers for Republicans In Name Only.
People failed to find the humor in the presidential pettiness.
@realDonaldTrump you are a broken human being— Tommy Vietor (@Tommy Vietor)1585142827.0
@TVietor08 @realDonaldTrump Yes, he is.— George Conway (@George Conway)1585144344.0
@realDonaldTrump America elected the worst possible person to be its president.— Andrew Weinstein (@Andrew Weinstein)1585152190.0
@Weinsteinlaw @realDonaldTrump America didnt elect him Putin did. Putin can have this tiny little man.— Carol Chamberlain (@Carol Chamberlain)1585170187.0
@realDonaldTrump The correct answer is that you should be happy because he's a human being, not because of his poli… https://t.co/UYCf1pHW9U— JRehling (@JRehling)1585140066.0
@JRehling @realDonaldTrump He really is a sociopath ...no regard for human feelings or life— ▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ 𝕲𝖎𝖔𝖛𝖆𝖓𝖓𝖎 ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁ (@▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ 𝕲𝖎𝖔𝖛𝖆𝖓𝖓𝖎 ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁)1585168647.0
Some critiqued Trump's response to the global pandemic.
@Gallaecian @rhonda_harbison @shob68 @MarieSwalm @MetsCarter8 @RobbDzzz @ReasonImLiberal @ChrisJZullo… https://t.co/DoKwM0Cg2B— Susan English (@Susan English)1585168063.0
They also gave Trump a failing grade for his attempt at sarcasm.
@realDonaldTrump You don't do sarcasm very well. https://t.co/wgREuruBkT— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️)1585139996.0
@dvillella @realDonaldTrump He does nothing well !— Stephanie Powers (@Stephanie Powers)1585141182.0
@powersplay5 @dvillella @realDonaldTrump Except fail at literally everything.— NOT Going Out (& NOT Kevin Bacon) (@NOT Going Out (& NOT Kevin Bacon))1585170512.0
Romney announced his decision to self-quarantine after Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky made the choice to expose all of hi, colleagues to the virus he had been exposed to at a GOP fundraiser. Paul tested positive six days after his exposure.
Despite testing negative, Romney vowed to continue to self-isolate for the remainder of the 14 days according to CDC and WHO guidance.